How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Honduras

Using type B micro USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Honduran power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Honduran power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire in Honduras. These simple instructions shows you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire when travelling to Honduras by using the standard types B or A Honduran 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Catrachos. Power sources will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Honduras from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Honduran power outlet to the Kindle tablet. These recommendations assume that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Honduras

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Honduras?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Honduran power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Honduras?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Honduras to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Honduras (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Honduras or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Honduras

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Honduras 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Honduras using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Honduras. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Honduras?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Honduran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B micro USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Honduran power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Honduran power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the twin blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Honduran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Honduran power outlet

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Honduran power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Honduran power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Honduran power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Honduran power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Honduras
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  5. 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 between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).