How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Wales

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Welsh power outlet.

Welsh power outlet

When planning a trip to Wales it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're visiting abroad.When you're visiting Wales the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Welsh will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Wales from a different country check 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 (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Welsh power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For further information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Wales

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation be used in Wales?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Welsh power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Wales?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Wales to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Wales and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Wales.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Wales?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Welsh power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Welsh power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Welsh power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the 7" Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wales country Wikipedia page
  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