Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Thailand

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Thai power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type B USB charger

Thai power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are visiting Thailand.If you are going to Thailand the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the standard B, A or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by most Thai. You'll find power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Thailand from a different region please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on staying somewhere like Bangkok or Khao Lak please read the Thailand Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Thai power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Thailand

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Thai power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Thailand?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of power outlets in Thailand (types B, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Thailand we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Thailand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Thailand?

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Thai power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Thai power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of 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 base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display 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 is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last roughly 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging 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 A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Thai power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Thai 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. Plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of 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 base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display 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 is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last roughly 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging 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 Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Thai power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7" Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is approximately 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 the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thailand 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/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