How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Anguilla

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Anguillan power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

Anguillan power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.When staying in Anguilla these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using their 110 volt 60Hz A Type Anguillan wall outlet, with the Anguillans using a NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plug for charging. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Anguilla from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Anguillan power outlet to the 7" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation firmware, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Anguilla

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

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

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Anguilla?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Anguilla is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Anguilla.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Anguilla?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Anguillan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using an Anguillan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Anguillan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the base of your Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Anguillan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anguilla - Anguillan Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201295080&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, around £10.
  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, around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £15.