How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ethiopia

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Ethiopian power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a Type F Schuko power charger, powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pinned Type E power plug

Ethiopian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they're staying abroad.If you're travelling to Ethiopia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their Type E, C, F or L Ethiopian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find power supplies differ depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Ethiopia from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Ethiopian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version 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 that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your device. For more information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ethiopia

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ethiopia?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best travel charger for Ethiopia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ethiopians use four different standards of wall outlets (types E, C, F and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ethiopia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Ethiopia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia. [12]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ethiopia?

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 base of the tablet situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. This sunken circular power supply can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Ethiopian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro 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 Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7" Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type L power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped power outlet by three large holes forming a line. Note that there are two variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ethiopia page 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, costing between $10 to $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, costing 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, under $20.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  12. 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.