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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type H power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type C USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type M USB plug

Israeli power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Israel this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the types M, C or H 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type H plug outlets will be used by a majority of Israelis. You will discover that power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Israel from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 220v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Israeli power outlet to your Kindle Fire Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation 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 are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Israel

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to an Israeli power outlet.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Israel?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Israel to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different standards of wall outlets (types M, C and H) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Israeli trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger 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 Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Israel 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Israel using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Israel?

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

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

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Israeli power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral. Be aware that Type C electrical outlets might not be as commonplace in Israel, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  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 tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX battery life should last 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 charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 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 HDX 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type H power adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type H USB power adapter into the wall supply. The grounded power outlet, sometimes known as a Type H power outlet [7], can be identified by the 3 slots pointing inward forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth. The more modern type H wall outlets also have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs which can be found in almost 140 other countries. The most common sockets found in Israel are Type H electrical outlets.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HDX takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours. For further information on charging 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 H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type M power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the three large holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins. These outlets are less common in Israel. 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 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 foot of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, priced at under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).