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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet with type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type B USB plug.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . When you're planning a trip to Venezuela this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard B or A type Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Venezuela from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically 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, 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 converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Venezuelan power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes 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 most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. Go to the support website 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 Venezuela

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Venezuela by using a power adaptor.

Venezuela

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Venezuelans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers for your Venezuelan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying a multipurpose 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge 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 adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 North America visiting Venezuela.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Venezuela?

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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet with type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Venezuelan 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 Venezuelan power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  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 foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately around 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 charging. The battery life on your 7" Kindle lasts around 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of 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 foot of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuela Wikipedia page
  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, around $10 USD (£3-£4 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).