How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in UK

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a UK power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

UK power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.When going to The United Kingdom the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G UK wall outlet, with the British using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to The United Kingdom from another country please make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying somewhere like London we also recommend referring to the UK entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the UK power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in UK

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in UK?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in UK.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The United Kingdom?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best international travel power adapter for The United Kingdom to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for UK

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both UK and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting UK.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting UK.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The United Kingdom?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a UK power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a UK power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the UK power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - UK entry on Wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters