How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when planning a trip to The Central African Republic

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type E power charger.

Central African power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. When you're visiting The Central African Republic these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to The Central African Republic from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Central African power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of the Kindle is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you are using OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com website 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 The Central African Republic

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in The Central African Republic?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Central African Republic by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Central Africans use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Central African Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic.
  • 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Central African Republic?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Central African power outlet you'll 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 wall outlet. The power supply can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is roughly 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This sunken circular power supply can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins with a single long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle battery life should last approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - wikipedia page about The Central African Republic
  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, 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, costs under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 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, priced under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).