Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when visiting Liberia

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pinned Type A power charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pinned Type B power plug

Liberian power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when they are going to Liberia.When visiting Liberia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using the standard B, A,C, E or F type 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Liberia from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Liberian power outlet to your and 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 to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Liberia

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Liberia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of power outlets in Liberia (types B, A,C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Liberian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Liberia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Liberia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Liberia. [15] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Liberia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet with USB type B cord and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Liberian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the 7" Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B cord and a Type B power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your Fire situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HD takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is roughly 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 at the foot of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD display will display a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Fire lasts 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [11], can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Liberian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liberia country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  11. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  12. 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  13. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  14. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).