How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Finland

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Finnish power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Finnish power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're travelling to Finland using their F or C type Finnish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Finland from a different country double check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a city such as Helsinki or Espoo we also recommend referring to the Finland Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the Finnish power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle tablet is recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Finland

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Finnish power outlet.

Finland

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

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Finland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Finland (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Finland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Finland. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Finland?

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Finnish power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Finnish 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 wall outlet. The plug outlet (known as the Europlug) can be identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 7" Third Generation battery life is 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Finnish power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Finnish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Finnish power outlet with Type B USB connector with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Finnish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life is 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Finnish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Finland Wikipedia web page
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under 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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).