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

Instructions showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Nigerien power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pinned Type C USB plug

Nigerien power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying abroad.When you are visiting Niger these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard D, A, B, C, E or F type Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Niger from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) 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 overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Nigerien power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Niger

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Niger by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Niger to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are six types of power outlets that Nigeriens use (D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Nigerien trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Niger we suggest buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Niger 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Niger. [17] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Niger?

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades go. Be aware power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Niger so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the 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 found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien 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 7" Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Please be aware that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Niger so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire Third Generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [9]) is identified by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of your Kindle found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Third Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. 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 D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Third Generation Kindle Fire HD lasts approximately 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 the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [16] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken circular power supply (sometimes called the Schuko outlet) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector 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 on the base of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7 inch Kindle Fire is approximately 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 the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nigerien power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - Niger Wiki 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, between $5 to $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, between $5 to $10.
  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, between $5 to $10.
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  11. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  12. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs under $15.
  13. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  14. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost under $15.
  15. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  16. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at under $15.
  17. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.