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

A guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kazakhstan. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.When you're travelling to Kazakhstan the following useful instructions show how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Kazakhstan from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Kazakhstani power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX 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 the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes that you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. 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 Kazakhstan

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

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

Kazakhstan

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel adapter for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets that Kazakhstanis use (F 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 pins and can handle 100 volts to 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 that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Kazakhstani trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging 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 as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kazakhstan?

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kazakhstani 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. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one 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. On the bottom of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet

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

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Kazakhstani power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of your Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes roughly under 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 should last 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Kazakhstan
  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, priced at 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 F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, estimated price between $15 to $20.
  9. 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.