Charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in The United Kingdom

Connecting a UK power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

UK power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The United Kingdom. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when they are abroad.If you're visiting The United Kingdom the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type UK plug outlet, the British will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When you are visiting The United Kingdom from another country check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to stay in a tourist destination like London please refer to the UK Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

These instructions show you how to connect the UK power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation OS update which ensures you have all the latest features for your tablet. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The United Kingdom

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The United Kingdom?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a UK power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for The United Kingdom to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Kingdom

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The United Kingdom and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor 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 The United Kingdom.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Kingdom.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The United Kingdom?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a UK power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the UK power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the UK power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes with shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a UK power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - UK 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters