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

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

Malian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to 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 . When you are visiting Mali these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the E or C type Malian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Mali from a different region please double check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Malian power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX 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 we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation firmware update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Mali

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

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

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

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

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 simply by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mali 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mali using 3 pinned type B 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 America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 Mali. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Mali?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Malian 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  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 tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Malian 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 recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB type B connector and a Type E USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large round adjacent holes where the twin pins go plus one long metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B 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 Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle 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 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last roughly 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Mali
  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 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).