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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Antiguan power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Antigua. This page was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when they're going to Antigua.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're visiting Antigua by using the B or A type 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Antiguans. If travelling to Antigua from another country check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle is identified by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Antigua

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Antigua by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Antiguans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Antigua and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Antigua?

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

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

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the base of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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 approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a Type B power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Antiguan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antigua Wikipedia web 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £3 GBP / under C$5).
  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 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$5).
  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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).