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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Malagasy power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type D power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug power plug and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type E USB charger

Malagasy power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are travelling to Madagascar.If travelling to Madagascar the following instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their types D, C, E, J or K 127 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type D plug outlets are typically used by a majority of Malagasy. You will discover power will differ regionally therefore we recommend reading the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Madagascar from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your 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 ensure proper use.

The following instructions show how to connect the Malagasy power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire 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. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Madagascar

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Malagasy power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Madagascar?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Malagasy use five different standards of wall outlets (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Madagascar we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Madagascar using 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar. [15] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Madagascar?

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

A guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Malagasy power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Malagasy 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. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [7], can be identified by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly 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 lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more 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 D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Malagasy power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Malagasy power outlet. The circular plug supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power 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 your situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully charge, however 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 roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information 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 Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malagasy power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type J power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet, technically called the Type J power outlet [11], can be identified by the three circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in 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 base of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life 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 J power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type K power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 large holes in an inverted triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HD takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Malagasy Wikipedia web page
  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, priced at around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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. 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 between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  11. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  12. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, estimated cost under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  13. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  14. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).