Charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using USB Type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.If staying in The Ascension Islands these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ascensionian Island power outlet, with the Ascensionians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to The Ascension Islands from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to an Ascensionian Island destination such as Georgetown we recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about The Ascension Islands [1] for more details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Ascensionian Island power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF guide for more information.

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

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best international travel charger for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Ascensionian Island trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Ascension Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Ascension Islands?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Third Generation takes around under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - wikipedia web page about The Ascension 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $10 to $15.
  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 under $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.