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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pinned Type G USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a double pin Type A USB adapter

Vietnamese power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Vietnam. This page was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when they are visiting abroad.If going to Vietnam this page has instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the standard types G, A or C Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Vietnamese. Power supplies differ regionally so please read the power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Vietnam from a different country check that the 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 (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Vietnamese power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this model of the Kindle by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Vietnam

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

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Vietnam is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Vietnamese use (types G, A and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four 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. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here 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 Vietnam

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Vietnam.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Vietnam?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB 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. On the bottom of the 7" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [7]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD7 Third Generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device whilst charging. The battery life on your tablet lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Vietnamese 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 the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. 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 charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnam 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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