How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Gambia

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Gambian power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type G power adapter.

Gambian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially to the first time traveller. If you are going to Gambia these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Gambian plug outlet, the Gambians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If visiting Gambia from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you are planning on travelling to a Gambian destination such as Serekunda or Brikama please read the wikipedia.org entry about Gambia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Gambian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation firmware, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Gambia

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Gambia.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Gambia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gambia 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Gambia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 Gambia. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Gambia?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Gambian power outlet with USB micro type B cord with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Gambian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cable into the mains USB charger 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 situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last around 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Gambia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).