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

A guide showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet by using type B USB micro cable and a Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Tobagonian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Tobago these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their types B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Tobagonians will normally use Type B plugs in their wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Tobago from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Tobagonian power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest features for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Tobago

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Tobagonian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Tobago is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Tobago (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Tobagonian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tobago 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Tobago.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tobago.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Tobago?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Tobagonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the 7" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type B power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 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 procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Wikipedia page about Tobago
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters