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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Nepali power outlet using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pinned Type D power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type M USB plug

Nepali power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.If you're visiting Nepal the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Type D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Nepal from a different region ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to a Nepali place such as Kathmandu we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia.org entry about Nepal [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the Nepali power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Nepal

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

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

Nepal

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Nepal is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Nepali use three different standards of plug sockets (types D, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Nepali trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Nepal we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nepal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nepal.
  • 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nepal. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Nepal?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Nepali power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes approximately under 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the 7" Kindle Fire HDX is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Type D USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Nepali power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the 7" Kindle Fire HDX is roughly 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 battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet

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

Using USB type B connector and a Type M USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [9], can be identified by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Nepal
  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 - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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 D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs under $15.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, 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 $15 to $20.