How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Austria

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Austrian power outlet by using micro USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Austrian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.When going to Austria these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their Type F or C Austrian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Austrians use Type F sockets in their power outlets. When visiting Austria from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device 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 up.

This guide shows you how to connect the Austrian power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Austria

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Austria?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Austria.

Austria

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Austria?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Austria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Austrians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come 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 included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Austria 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 America visiting Austria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Austria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Austrian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Austrian power outlet by using micro USB type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Austrian 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Austrian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using an Austrian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Austrian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the two pins sit along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect 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 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Third Generation display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The tablet battery life is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Austria
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 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, estimated price 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, 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 at around $15.