Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Paraguay

Using USB Type B connector and a Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are travelling to Paraguay.When staying in Paraguay the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using the 220 volt 50Hz C Type Paraguayan plug outlet, the Paraguayans will use a Europlug for charging. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Paraguay from another country please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

The following instructions show how to connect the Paraguayan power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire model is identified by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update to make sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Paraguay

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Paraguayan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Paraguay is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Paraguayan trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Paraguay.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [7]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Paraguay?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Paraguayan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Paraguayan power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Paraguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of the Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Paraguayan country 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, estimated price 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).