How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in The Philippines

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type A power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug USB charger

Filipino power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . The following useful guide shows exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're travelling to The Philippines using their Type C, A or B Filipino 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type C plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Filipinas. If travelling to The Philippines from another country check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Filipino power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This version of the Kindle tablet is identified by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Philippines

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in The Philippines?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Philippines by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best travel power adapter for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Filipinos use three different standards of wall outlets (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Philippines and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Philippines.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Philippines?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Filipino 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. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Filipino power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go. Please be aware power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. The Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Type B power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Filipino power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin. Please note power cables with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in The Philippines so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of the 7" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [9] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Wikipedia page about The Philippines
  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/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 HD 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters