How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Kosovo

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Kosovan power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Kosovo. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are staying abroad.This page has useful instructions showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Kosovo by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Kosovo from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Kosovan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Kosovo

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Kosovo?

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

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Kosovo?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Kosovars use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kosovo.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Kosovo?

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

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

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Kosovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] 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 into the Kosovan power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your lasts 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Kosovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in 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 HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovo country page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201295080&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C 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 HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters