How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Canada

Canadian power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Canadian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are staying abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're in Canada by using the standard 120 volt 60Hz Type A Canadian plug outlet, the Canadians will use NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for wall outlets. You'll discover that most power sockets vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections list for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Canada from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying somewhere like Toronto we also suggest referring to the Canadian entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Canadian power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This make of Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Canada

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Canadian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best travel charger for Canada is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Canada or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Canada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Canada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Canada?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Canadian power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Canadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Canadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Canadian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last around 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Canadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canadian entry on Wikipedia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters