Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Kosovo

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. If visiting Kosovo the following useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the standard F or C type Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Kosovo from a different region please check that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

This guide shows how to connect the Kosovan power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update which ensures you have all the latest 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 user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kosovo

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kosovo.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Kosovars use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Kosovan trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their 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 smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kosovo 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Kosovo using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kosovo?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Kosovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of the 7 inch Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. 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 process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Kosovan power outlet with type B USB cable and a three pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 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 into the Kosovan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB 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 located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet lasts 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovan country Wiki page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 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 HDX 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