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

Using USB type B cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Argentinean power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pin Type I power charger.

Argentinean power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Argentina. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are visiting abroad.When you're staying in Argentina the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the types I or C Argentinean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type I wall outlets are used by a majority of Argentinians. If visiting Argentina from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Argentinean power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. 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 of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Argentina

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Argentina.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Argentina to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Argentinians use two different standards of plug sockets (types I and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel 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 and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Argentina using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 Argentina.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Argentina?

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

Using USB type B cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Argentinean 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. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle tablet lasts 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 battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the Argentinean power outlet. This power outlet (known as the Type I power outlet [7]) can be recognised by three slots forming a triangle pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades. Please note that the live and neutral pins are reversed compared to Chinese and Australian plug outlets, please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power outlet.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your 7 inch Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last around 9 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentinean Wikipedia web 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, priced 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, priced at under $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  8. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, under $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15.