How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Uruguay

Using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type L USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB plug and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug

Uruguayan power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use your electronics when you get there. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Uruguay you could bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you get there that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Uruguay. When you're staying in Uruguay this page contains instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using their Type F, C, I or L Uruguayan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Uruguayans normally use the Type F wall outlets. When visiting Uruguay from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Uruguayan power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle tablet is recognised by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Uruguay

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Uruguayan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best travel charger for Uruguay is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of plug sockets that Uruguayans use (types F, C, I and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Uruguay. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Uruguay.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [11]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Uruguay?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of the Kindle located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type L USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Uruguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. This hexagon shaped power outlet (called a Type L power outlet [9]) can be recognised by the three large holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle battery life is roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Uruguay
  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, priced at under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$15).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).