How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when planning a trip to The Cook Islands

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Cook Islands power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type I power adapter.

Cook Islands power outlet

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in The Cook Islands by using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type Cook Islands wall supply. When you are visiting The Cook Islands from another region please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Cook Islands place such as Avarua or Amuri we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about The Cook Islands [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Cook Islands power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Cook Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Cook Islands?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best international travel charger for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

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

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Cook Islands.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 The Cook Islands.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Cook Islands?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Cook Islands power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Cook Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by three slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle battery life should last approximately 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 charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - wikipedia.org entry about The Cook Islands
  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/typeI.htm - Type I 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 I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  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
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters