How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type D USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug and powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger

Congo power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Republic of the Congo. If you're visiting The Republic of the Congo this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using their Type E, C or D Congo 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Congo power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your device. For further information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Republic of the Congo

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in The Republic of the Congo?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best travel charger for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Congolese use three different types of plug sockets (types E, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to The Republic of the Congo. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Republic of the Congo and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 going to The Republic of the Congo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

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

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

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one 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 Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at 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 approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life is roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [7], looks like three round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one 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 Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The Fire 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.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Kindle located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Congo Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201295080&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters