Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when visiting Libya

Instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Type D USB adapter, powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type F USB adapter

Libyan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they're staying abroad.When you're visiting Libya this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the D, C, F or L type Libyan 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies differ depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the Africa page for a full list of countries. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Libya from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. However please be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk will use a 230 volt power outlet instead of 110 volts.

The following guide shows how to connect the Libyan power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Libya

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Libyan power outlet.

Libya

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel adapter for Libya to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Libyans use four different standards of plug sockets (types D, C, F and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Libya using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Libya. [13]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Libya?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Libyan power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation battery life should last approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet with Type B USB micro cord and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of the 7" Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around under 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The 7 inch Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm apart from each other along with two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your lasts 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a Type L power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. The hexagon shaped plug outlet (technically called a Type L power outlet [11]) looks like 3 round adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Please note there are two variations of Type L plug outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp power outlet has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Libya
  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 - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $15.
  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.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  11. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  12. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, under $15.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.