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

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pin Type D power charger.

Ghanaian power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . If you're visiting Ghana the following instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their types G or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Ghana from another region ensure 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 110 volts) check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Ghanaian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model is identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ghana

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Ghanaian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ghana?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Ghana is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ghanaians use two different types of power outlets (G and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ghana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Ghana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ghana?

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

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghana wikipedia page
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters