Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when visiting Wales

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Welsh power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

Welsh power outlet

When planning a vacation it can be helpful to know if you can charge your common gadgets like mobile phones and cameras when you're there. By not knowing which plug socket is being used in Wales you could end up either weighing your bags down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Complicated frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. If travelling to Wales these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Welsh using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If visiting Wales from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Welsh power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Wales

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Welsh power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Wales is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Welsh trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Wales using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Wales?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Welsh power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Welsh 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. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Welsh power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of the 7" Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet is 9 to 11 hours. For further information 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 G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Welsh power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia.org page about Wales
  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