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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Austrian power outlet with type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Austrian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. This simple guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are travelling to Austria by using their standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Austrians will normally use Type F plugs in their plug outlets. When travelling to Austria from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

This guide shows how to connect the Austrian power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Austria

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

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Austria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Austria (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Austrian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Austria we recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come 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 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 Austria using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Austria?

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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Austrian power outlet with type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Austrian 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. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect 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'll find the USB port at the foot of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 7 inch Kindle lasts 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 the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Austrian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Austrian power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Austrian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Austrian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 - 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Austrian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Austrian 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, costs 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 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 price 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 between $15 to $20.