How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Iran

Using type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Iranian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Iranian power outlet

Different frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. When you're going to travel to Iran these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using their Type F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Iran from another region please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the Iranian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using 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 the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the Amazon.com support 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 Iran

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Iran to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Iranians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world 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 types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of 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 tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iran 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 North America going to Iran using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Iran?

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

Using type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Iranian 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Iranian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Iranian power outlet

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

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Iranian 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. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the 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 bottom of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iran country page on wikipedia.org
  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