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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type M power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Israeli power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your indispensable gadgets that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which power supply is being used you may bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when going abroad.If you're travelling to Israel the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their M, C or H type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Israelis will typically use the Type H wall outlets. When you are visiting Israel from a different country check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 220v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Israeli power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby 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 version of the Kindle Fire by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Israel

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Israel.

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What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Israel?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Israel to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets in Israel (types M, C and H) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also 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 adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

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 8.9 3rd generation, 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 necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Israel using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [11]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Israel?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 holes next to each other. Please be aware that that Type C plug outlets aren't as commonplace in Israel, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB 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 can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet lasts around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type H power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type H USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type H power outlet [7]) can be identified by three thin slots facing the direction of the middle forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins. The more recently manufactured type H wall supplies have round holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs, these are compatible with 139 other countries. These are the most common sockets found in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type H power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type M power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type M power outlet [9]) can be identified by three large round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins. Type M plug sockets in Israel might not be as 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. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Fire should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  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, estimated cost 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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 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, 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).