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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Belgian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pinned Type E power adapter.

Belgian power outlet

If packing for a trip to Belgium it can often be useful to know if you can use your devices that you are bringing along. But by not knowing which power socket to expect you could end up either weighing your bags down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge which could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.This page has useful instructions telling you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Belgium by using their standard E or C type Belgian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Belgians will use the Type E sockets in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Belgium from a different region please check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Belgian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify 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 of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Belgium

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Belgium.

Belgium

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Belgium to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Belgians use two different types of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated 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 Belgium

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belgium using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Belgium. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Belgium?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Belgian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Belgian 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Belgian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by two adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. 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 the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type E power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Belgian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Belgian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one 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. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belgium entry 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 - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at under $20.
  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.