Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to Lebanon

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger, how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Type A power adapter

Lebanese power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.If you're planning a trip to Lebanon this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their Type G, A, B, C or D 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Lebanese. If you are visiting Lebanon from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Lebanese power outlet to the Kindle Fire Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Lebanon

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Lebanon by using a power adaptor.

Lebanon

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel adapter for Lebanon is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Lebanese use five different types of power outlets (types G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

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 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Lebanon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Lebanon. [15]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Lebanon?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This power supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lebanese power outlet using Type B micro USB connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Please be aware that power cables used with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in The Lebanon so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [9]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Please be aware that power cables used with type B outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so please check prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Third Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire Third Generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet

Using USB Type B cord with a Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [13], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lebanese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Lebanon
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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 A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around $10 USD (£2-£3 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  10. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$5).
  11. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  12. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  13. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  14. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  15. 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).