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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Argentinean power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type I USB charger.

Argentinean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are travelling to Argentina by using their standard I or C type Argentinean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type I plug outlets are typically used by most Argentines. When travelling to Argentina from a different country please double check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Argentinean power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle tablet can be identified by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information visit the Amazon.com website 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 Argentina

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to an Argentinean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Argentina to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Argentineans use two different types of power outlets (types I and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 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 much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Argentina and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Argentina using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Argentina. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Argentina?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using an Argentinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the 7" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Third Generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is 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 charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

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

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Argentinean power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type I power adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Argentinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades. Note that the neutral and live blades are configured reversed compared to Australian and Chinese power outlets so check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power outlet.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Third Generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Argentina
  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, £5-£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, costs £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  8. 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, estimated price £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.