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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Afghan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Afghan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when travelling to Afghanistan using the standard Type F or C Afghan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Afghanistan from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Afghan power outlet to your Kindle 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 on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model is identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation OS update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your device. Visit 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 Afghanistan

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

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Afghanistan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Afghans use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that 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, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Afghan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Afghanistan we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 Afghanistan using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 Afghanistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Afghanistan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Afghan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of your situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon 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 if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts roughly 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 procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Afghan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Afghan power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect 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 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts around 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghanistan 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters