Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Micronesia

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Micronesian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type B USB charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another 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 throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Micronesia. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Micronesia these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Micronesia from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Weno we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Micronesia [1] for further information.

This guide shows how to connect the Micronesian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Micronesia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Micronesia.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Micronesia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Micronesia.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers 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 a 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 Micronesia. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Micronesia?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Micronesian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the Micronesian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of the Kindle Fire HD Third Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Micronesian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Micronesian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 7" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Micronesia
  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, estimated price under £3.
  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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  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, costing around £20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.