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

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Albanian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Albanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Albania. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when going abroad.If going to Albania these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Albania from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Albanian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This version of the Kindle tablet 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 version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation Fire OS operating system, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Albania

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

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Albania?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel power adapter for Albania is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Albanians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Albania.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Albania?

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Albanian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Albanian power outlet you will need to buy 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. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your 7" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Albanian power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Albanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Albanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Albanian power outlet. This round plug outlet (called the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HD7 situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Albanian 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 device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD7" takes around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD7" battery life is approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - wikipedia.org entry about Albania
  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, priced £15-£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, £5-£10.
  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, costing £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.