Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Principe

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Prinicipe power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Prinicipe power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are going to Principe.This page contains useful instructions showing what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are travelling to Principe using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Principe from another country check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Prinicipe power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the support website at Amazon.com 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 Principe

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Prinicipe power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel adapter for Principe to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Principe (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below 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 Principe

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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Principe.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 Principe. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Principe?

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

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Prinicipe power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Prinicipe 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of your situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD is 9 to 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Prinicipe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Prinicipe power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (sometimes called a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 7" Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last roughly 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Principe
  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 between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).