Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Cape Verde

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Cape Verdean power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices when you arrive. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a suitable adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . This page is a useful guide showing how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're travelling to Cape Verde using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Cape Verdeans. When visiting Cape Verde from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. 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 Cape Verde

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

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets that Cape Verdeans use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of 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 Cape Verde and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cape Verde using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Cape Verde?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Cape Verdean 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 the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire is approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Wikipedia.org web page about Cape Verde
  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&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).