How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Mozambique

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mozambican power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Mozambican power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Mozambique. These guidelines were written to assist travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when abroad.When staying in Mozambique these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using their standard types F, C or M Mozambican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Mozambique from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Mozambican power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Mozambique

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

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Mozambicans use three different types of plug sockets (types F, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Mozambique. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Mozambique using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique. [11] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Mozambique?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mozambican power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Mozambican power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7" Third Generation takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7" Third 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 the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mozambican power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mozambican power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Mozambican power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle Fire HD 7" Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging 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 Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type M USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last around 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mozambican country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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 F power outlet
  8. 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).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$15).
  11. 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).