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

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Namibian power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pinned Type M USB adapter.

Namibian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Namibia. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.These instructions will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're in Namibia by using the standard types D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power connections list for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Namibia from a different region check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Namibian power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This make of Kindle Fire is recognised by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Namibia

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Namibia.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of 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 travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Namibia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Namibia. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Namibia?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Namibian power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Namibian 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 tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge 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 your 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 D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Namibian power outlet

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

Using Type B micro USB cord and a three pin Type M USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Namibian power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [7], looks like three large round holes forming a triangular shape.
  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. At the bottom of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Namibia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  8. 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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).