Charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Angola

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when they are abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Angola the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, the Angolans will use a Europlug for wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Angola from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying in a place like Luanda or Cabinda please refer to the wikipedia.org web page about Angola [1] for more indepth information.

This guide shows how to connect the Angolan power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Angola

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

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Angola to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Angola we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Angola and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Angola using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Angola?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Angolan 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. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 bottom of your Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Third Generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HD takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Fire is around 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Angola
  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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).