How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Mauritius

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mauritian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Mauritian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Mauritius these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the standard types G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G wall outlets will be used by most Mauritians. When you are visiting Mauritius from another region please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on staying in a Mauritian place such as Port Louis or Beau Bassin-Rose Hill we also recommend reading the Wikipedia web page about Mauritius [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the Mauritian power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle version by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Mauritius

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Mauritian power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Mauritians use two different standards of plug sockets (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Mauritius. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritius.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Mauritius. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Mauritius?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots with shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the base of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [7] or Europlug, is recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of your 7 inch Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Fire battery life lasts around 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Mauritius
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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 C power outlet
  8. 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).
  9. 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).