Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Hong Kong

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

Hong Kong power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are travelling to Hong Kong.When you're planning a trip to Hong Kong these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type G Hong Kong power outlet, the Hongkongers will use 13 amp plugs for charging. Power supplies vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Hong Kong from another region please double check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that 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.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Hong Kong

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Hong Kong power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Hong Kong is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Hong Kong we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Hong Kong using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 Hong Kong.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Hong Kong?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 vertical rectangular slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of the Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the 7 inch Kindle should last 9 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong 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=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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters