How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in New Caledonia

Using USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

New Caledonian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. If you are going to New Caledonia these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using the F or C type New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power sockets differ depending on which country you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Oceania page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting New Caledonia from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

The following instructions show how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle Fire by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest features for your device. Visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in New Caledonia

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in New Caledonia.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in New Caledonia (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your New Caledonian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in New Caledonia?

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

Using USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the New Caledonian 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. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of the situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7" Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation 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 device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is around 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a New Caledonian 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. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the New Caledonian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonian Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  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. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.