Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Bhutan

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger, powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type G USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pin Type D USB plug

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are travelling to Bhutan.This page contains instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're travelling to Bhutan using their standard G, C, D, F or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Bhutan from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you are planning on travelling to a Bhutanese place such as Thimphu we also recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about Bhutan [1] for more details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bhutanese power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by 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 version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bhutan

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bhutan?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Bhutanese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bhutan?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are five types of power outlets that Bhutanese use (G, C, D, F and M) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring multiple power adapters on your Bhutanese trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these 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 supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bhutan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bhutan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bhutan?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  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 HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Third Generation Kindle Fire is roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Bhutanese power outlet. This plug supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [7] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Third Generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle is approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a Type D USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the Bhutanese power outlet. This power outlet (called the Type D power outlet [9]) can be identified by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of your Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type F USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The recessed round power outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [11] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The 7 inch Kindle battery life should last 9 - 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three large holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of your Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD is 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - wikipedia web page about Bhutan
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201295080&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G 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 HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  14. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters