Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Libya

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a double pinned Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pin Type D power charger

Libyan power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they are visiting abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Libya using their standard Type D, C, F or L 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Libya from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. However note that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power outlet and not 110 volts. If you're planning on travelling to a Libyan place such as Tripoli please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Libya [1] for more details on visiting the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Libyan power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Libya

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Libya?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Libyan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Libya?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Libya to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Libyans use four different standards of wall outlets (types D, C, F and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Libya we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Libya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Libya. [13]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Libya?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type D power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by three circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of your situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX battery life should last 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type L USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. This flattened hexagon shaped power outlet (called the Type L power outlet [11]) looks like 3 round adjecent holes in a line. Note that there are two different variations of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the 8.9" Kindle Fire battery life should last roughly 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Libya
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  11. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  12. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £30 GBP / under C$5).
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).