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

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Andorran power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has step by step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when going to Andorra using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets will be typically used by most Andorrans. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power sources will vary depending on which country you visiting so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Andorra from another country please check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Andorran power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular version of Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Andorra

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to an Andorran power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Andorra?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Andorra to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Andorra (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Andorra.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Andorra?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Andorran power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Andorran 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 inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type 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 bottom of your Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is approximately 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 the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Andorran 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 an Andorran power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Andorran power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is around 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 the recharging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Andorran Wikipedia web page
  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 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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost between $15 to $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15.