Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when planning a trip to Libya

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Europlug Type C power charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pin Schuko Type F USB charger

Libyan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Libya using the Type D, C, F or L 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Libya from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. However please be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk will use a 230 volt power supply and not 110 volts.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Libyan power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the support website at 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 Libya

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Libya by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Libya to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of wall outlets that Libyans use (D, C, F and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of 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 USB power adapters, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Libyan trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. 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, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Libya we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Libya 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Libya using 3 pin 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Libya. [13] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Libya?

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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Libyan power outlet you'll need 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 Libyan power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro connector into 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 tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire Third Generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last roughly 9 to 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 the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [7], can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Micro 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. At the foot of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts around 9 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is around 9 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type L power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply (sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [11]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes forming a line. Note that there are two types of Type L wall outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one 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. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Libyan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Libyan country entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. 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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  12. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).