How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Turkey

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Turkish power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Turkish power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Turkey. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.If you're going to travel to Turkey this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Turks use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. When you are visiting Turkey from a different country check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

The following page shows how to connect the Turkish power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the support site at Amazon 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 Turkey

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Turkey.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Turkey?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Turks use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkey 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Turkey.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Turkey?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Turkish power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Turkish power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the base of the located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts roughly 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.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Turkish power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. The recessed circular power outlet (called a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet) can be identified by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 9 - 11 hours. 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 Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - wikipedia.org page about Turkey
  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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters