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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Slovak power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Type E power charger.

Slovak power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when visiting abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Slovakia using the standard E or C type Slovak 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Slovakia from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that 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 whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a destination like Bratislava or KoŇ°ice we recommend reading the Slovak Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the Slovak power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information visit 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 Slovakia

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Slovak power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

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

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Slovak trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Slovakia.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Slovakia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Slovak power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Slovak power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Slovak 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Slovak power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Slovak power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Slovak power outlet by using USB micro type B connector and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Slovak power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Slovak power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your 7" Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

We endeavour to ensure that links on this page are periodically checked and correct for suitability. This website may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. As an Amazon Associate WikiConnections earn from qualifying purchases. For more details please read the disclaimers page.

  1. Wikipedia - Slovak 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, costs around $10 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, priced under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).