Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Brazil

Using micro USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type N power charger.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are abroad.When you are staying in Brazil the following useful instructions show how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard N or C type Brazilian 60Hz power outlets, please note Type N power outlets will be used by a majority of Brazilians. Power sockets are different depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Brazil from a different region then check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Brazilian power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Brazil

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

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

Brazil

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Brazil to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Brazilians use two different standards of wall outlets (types N and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type 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 travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Brazil we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge 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 converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 America going to Brazil using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much 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 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 Brazil. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Brazil?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Brazilian 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into. Prior to 2010 older buildings may be installed with this power supply.
  3. Connect one 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 can find the USB port at the base of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Third Generation Kindle Fire HD 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 battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Brazilian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector with a 3 pin Type N power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Brazilian power outlet you will need to use a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type N USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the hexagon shaped wall outlet by three round holes in a flattened triangle shape for live, neutral and earth. Since 2010 all buildings will be installed using this power outlet.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Kindle tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Brazil Wiki page
  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, costs 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 N power outlet
  8. Type N USB power adapter - The three 4mm rounded pins on a grounded Brazilian Type N USB charger form a flattened triangular pattern, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£35-£40 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).