How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Sweden

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug.

Swedish power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Sweden it is useful to know in advance if you can power all your common gadgets when you get there. But without knowing which plug socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there. Varying different frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when Sweden.When you're travelling to Sweden these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover most Swedes will use Type F wall outlets. You'll discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read the Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different regions. If you are travelling to Sweden from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Swedish power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Sweden

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Sweden?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Sweden by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Sweden?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Swedes use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 going to Sweden using type B 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 Sweden. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Sweden?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Swedish 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your tablet 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 battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Swedish power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Swedish power outlet. The recessed round wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the base of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 inch situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Swedish entry on wikipedia.org
  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 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, 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).