Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in South Korea

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a South Korean power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

South Korean power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are visiting South Korea using their standard F or C type South Korean 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most South Koreans will use the Type F plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting South Korea from another region please check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the South Korean power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com 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 South Korea

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a South Korean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best travel charger for South Korea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in South Korea (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for South Korea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting South Korea using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting South Korea. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in South Korea?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a South Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a South Korean 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. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral. Type C electrical outlets in South Korea are less common as Type F outlets.
  3. Connect 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 3rd generation. On the bottom of your found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The 7 inch Kindle battery life should last 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 and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a South Korean power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a South Korean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type F USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a South Korean power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the South Korean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the South Korean power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below. The most commonly used outlets in South Korea are Type F plug outlets.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your tablet situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes around under 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a South Korean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Visitkorea - Korea Tourism Organization site
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 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, costing under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  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, estimated cost under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).