Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when visiting Sao Tome

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet using USB type B cord and a Type C power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pinned Type F power charger.

Sao Tome power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are going to Sao Tome.The following step-by-step guide will show you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're in Sao Tome by using their Type F or C Sao Tome 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Sao Tome from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Sao Tome power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This make of the Kindle tablet is recognised by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you are using OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Sao Tome

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel adapter for Sao Tome to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Sao Tomean use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. 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 travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sao Tome and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Sao Tome using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Sao Tome. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Sao Tome?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet using USB type B cord and a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Sao Tome power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Sao Tome power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is around 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of the situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD7 takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD7 battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 Sao Tome power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Sao Tome
  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, priced at 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).