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

Using USB type B cable with a Type E power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page is a guide which shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Reunion using their 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese wall outlet, the Reunionnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. If travelling to Reunion from a different region check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt 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 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Reunionese power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the power and volume 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, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. Visit the Amazon.com support site 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 Reunion

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

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Reunion is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 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 visiting Reunion using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality 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 a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Reunion. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Reunion?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type E power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Reunionese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other plus a single metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation 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 Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Reunion Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. 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, priced under $15 USD (£5-£10 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, estimated price under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).