How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Israel

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type H USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a double pin Type C Europlug USB plug and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pin Type M USB charger

Israeli power outlet

When organizing a vacation to Israel it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptop computers when you're there. But, without knowing which plug socket to expect you could end up either weighing your suitcases down with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival which might not be compatible. Varying different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're travelling to Israel using their types M, C or H Israeli 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type H plug outlets will be typically used by most Israelis. Power is different depending on which region you are in so please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Israel from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 220v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Israeli power outlet to your 7" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this model of the Kindle by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Israel

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Israel?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Israel by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Israel?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel power adapter for Israel is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different standards of power outlets (M, C and H) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Israeli trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Israel using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Israel?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet with Type B USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Israeli 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. This power outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other. These sockets are less commonplace in Israel, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of the Kindle Fire HD7 Third Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle tablet lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Type H USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type H USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The earthed plug supply (technically known as a Type H power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the 3 slots facing the direction of the middle forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. The more recently made type H wall supplies also have rounded holes in the middle of each thin slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs, these can be found in almost 140 other countries. Type H plug sockets are the most commonly used outlets in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD7 Third Generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Fire battery life should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type M power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type M power outlet [9]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern. Type M power outlets in Israel are less common. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD7 Third Generation battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  8. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).