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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Burundian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Burundian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Burundi. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Burundi.When you're travelling to Burundi the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using the types E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Burundi from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Burundian power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle tablet by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit Amazon 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 Burundi

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

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Burundi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Barundi use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied 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 just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Burundian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Burundi we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Burundi 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 travel adapter from Orico 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 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 Burundi. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Burundi?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Burundian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Burundian power outlet. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro 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. At the base of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last 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 process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type E power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in 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 will find the USB port on the bottom of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HD found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your device 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 take longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Burundi
  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, 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).