Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when planning a trip to Cyprus

Cypriot power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Cypriot power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when they're going abroad.The following instructions will show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're visiting Cyprus using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type Cypriot plug outlet, with the Cypriots using 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are travelling to Cyprus from another region ensure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure 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 power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a Cypriot place like Nicosia or Limassol we also suggest reading the Cypriot country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

This guide shows you how to connect the Cypriot power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Cyprus

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Cyprus by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Cyprus?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel adapter for Cyprus is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cyprus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Cyprus?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type G USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Cypriot power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of your Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cypriot country entry on Wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201295080&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under 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 under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).