Charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are travelling to Guinea-Bissau using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Bissau-Guinean power outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for power outlets. If visiting Guinea-Bissau from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Bissau-Guinean power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Guinea-Bissau

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Guinea-Bissau?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Bissau-Guinean trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea-Bissau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Guinea-Bissau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 7" Kindle Fire HD located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 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 process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Guinea-Bissau
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).