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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type A power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pin Europlug Type C USB charger

Peruvian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are going abroad.If visiting Peru these useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard C, A or B type Peruvian 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Peruvians normally use Type C plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Peru from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on visiting a Peruvian city like Lima or Arequipa we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Peru [1] for more details.

This guide shows how to connect the Peruvian power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular version of Kindle can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. 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 latest Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon 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 Peru

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

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

Peru

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Peru is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets that Peruvians use (C, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. 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 smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Peru 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 Peru.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Peru?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Peruvian power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Third Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Peruvian 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 Peruvian power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Peruvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Peruvian power outlet. This plug supply (known as a Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short twin blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  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. At the base of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at 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 roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge, 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 Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet

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

Using micro USB type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Peruvian power outlet. The wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [9], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  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 base of the Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at 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 less than 6 hours to completely charge, 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 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Peru
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £3 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 (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  11. 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).