Charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in India

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a Type C USB charger, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type D USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type M power adapter

Indian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when travelling to India by using their standard Type D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Indians will normally use Type D plugs in their plug outlets. If you are visiting India from a different region please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to stay in an Indian place such as Mumbai we also suggest reading the India Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

These instructions show how to connect the Indian power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation firmware, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in India

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in India.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in India?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel charger for India is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of wall outlets that Indians use (types D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for India

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting India using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 India.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in India?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using an Indian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a Type D power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Indian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Indian power outlet. This wall outlet (known as a Type D power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The 7 inch Kindle battery life should last 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type M power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of your situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - India Wikipedia 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/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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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