Charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Tuvalu

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

Tuvaluan power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. If planning a trip to Tuvalu the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. You'll find power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Oceania and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting Tuvalu from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Tuvaluan place such as Vaiaku we also suggest reading the Wikipedia page about Tuvalu [1] for further information prior to visiting the location.

The following instructions show how to connect the Tuvaluan power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Tuvalu

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power 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 help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility 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 overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Tuvalu.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Tuvalu?

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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type I USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Tuvaluan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots in an upside-down triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the Kindle Fire HD Third Generation located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Tuvalu
  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, costing around £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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.