How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Algeria

A page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type F power charger.

Algerian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Algeria. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.If you are staying in Algeria the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their standard types F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Algeria from a different country double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Algerian power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this particular model of the Kindle Fire by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Algeria

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to an Algerian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Algeria

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Algeria?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Algerians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Algeria. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 converter for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Algeria?

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

A page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Algerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of your Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Algerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Algerian power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life is 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Algeria country page on wikipedia.org
  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 (under £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, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 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).