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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tunisian power outlet by using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pinned Type E power adapter.

Tunisian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. If planning a trip to Tunisia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their standard types E or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Tunisians will normally use Type E plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Tunisia from another country double check the 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) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on staying somewhere like Tunis we also suggest reading the Tunisia entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information.

This guide shows how to connect the Tunisian power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 7 and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you are using Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tunisia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tunisia.

Tunisia

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tunisia?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel adapter for Tunisia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Tunisians use (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here 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 Tunisia

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tunisia 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Tunisia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tunisia?

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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tunisian power outlet by using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tunisian 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 the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of 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 the 7 inch Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is around 9 to 12 hours. 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 C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tunisian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Tunisian 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 Tunisian power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Tunisian 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. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 7 will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last around 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tunisia entry on wikipedia
  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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at under $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.