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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pin Type F USB adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type L USB charger

Uruguayan power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Uruguay it can often be useful to know if you can power all your gadgets such as mobiles and cameras when you get there. However by not knowing which power supply is used you could pack the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This page has step by step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are in Uruguay using the standard F, C, I or L type Uruguayan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F plug outlets are typically used by a majority of Uruguayans. When travelling to Uruguay from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Uruguayan power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit Amazon 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 Uruguay

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

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Uruguay is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Uruguayans use four different types of power outlets (types F, C, I and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Uruguay and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Uruguay.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Uruguay?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB type B cord with a three pin Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Uruguayan 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. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of the tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type F USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Uruguayan power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Type L USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet by the three adjecent holes in a line. Please note there are two different variations of Type L power outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power charger 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 the Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Uruguayan Wikipedia 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, costing under $15 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  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. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (under £30 GBP / under C$20).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).