How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Kuwait

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kuwait. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they are staying abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Kuwait by using the standard types G or C Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Kuwait from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the Kuwaiti power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kuwait

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a power convertor.

Kuwait

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Kuwait is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Kuwait (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Kuwait.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kuwait?

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

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Kuwaiti power outlet. The power supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle tablet should last around 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Kuwaiti power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of your Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the Fire battery life is 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 recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kuwait country page on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at 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, under $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.