How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when planning a trip to Tonga

A step-by-step guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Tongan power outlet by using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

Tongan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were written to prevent visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are travelling to Tonga using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Tongan plug outlet. When travelling to Tonga from another country check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Tongan power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this version of the Kindle by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. 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 manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Tonga

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Tonga we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tonga 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tonga using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tonga. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Tonga?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Tongan power outlet by using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Tongan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of your Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last around 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Tonga
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, £20-£25.
  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, costs around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.