How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to China

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Chinese power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pinned Type A power plug and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pin Type I USB charger

Chinese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in China by using their Type I, A or C Chinese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type I wall outlets will be normally used by most Chinese. You will discover power will change depending on which region you are visiting so please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to China from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Chinese power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation Fire operating system, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in China

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for China to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Chinese use three different standards of power outlets (I, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for China

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to China.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers 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 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 China.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in China?

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Chinese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Chinese power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB 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 Kindle Fire HDX7 Third Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Chinese power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Chinese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] 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 Chinese power outlet. The wall supply can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX7 Third Generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle battery life should last approximately 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 the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Chinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Chinese power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Chinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [9]) can be identified by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and earth blades. Please note that the neutral and live pins are configured reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets, check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible with a Chinese power supply.
  3. Plug in 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 will find the USB port at the bottom of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 inch display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life should last approximately 9 - 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 the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Chinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - wikipedia.org entry about China
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, 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, priced at under $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  10. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  11. 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.