Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when planning a trip to Barbuda

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Barbudan power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type A USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . When you are planning a holiday to Barbuda this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard B or A type Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will discover that power supplies are different depending on which country you are in therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Barbuda from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Barbudan power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation operating system, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the support website at Amazon 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 Barbuda

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

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

Barbuda

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Barbudans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbuda.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives 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 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 Barbuda. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Barbuda?

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Barbudan power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Barbudan 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 base of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Barbudan power outlet

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

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Barbudan 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 taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots where the twin blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of 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 tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle lasts roughly 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Barbuda Wikipedia page
  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, priced at £2-£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, priced at around £5.
  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 £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.