How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Cameroon

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a double pinned Type E USB adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when they're travelling abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Cameroon by using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Cameroon from another region please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan to visit a Cameroonian place such as Douala or Yaoundé refer to the Cameroon country Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the Cameroonian power outlet to your Kindle Fire HD7 inch Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. Visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Cameroon

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Cameroon?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Cameroonian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Cameroonians use (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Cameroon. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cameroon and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Cameroon.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Cameroon?

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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Cameroonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type E power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. The recessed circular power supply (called a CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with one metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian 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 which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD7 inch Third Generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - Cameroon country Wikipedia page
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £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).