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

Using USB Micro type B connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

Andorran power outlet

If planning to travel it is useful to know if you can power your essential electrical devices such as mobile phones and laptops when you arrive. By not knowing which plug socket is used you could pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're going abroad.This page contains useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're visiting Andorra using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Andorrans typically use Type F plugs in their wall outlets. When travelling to Andorra from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to stay in a tourist destination such as Andorra la Vella or Andorra la Vella we also suggest reading the Andorra page on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Andorran power outlet to your Kindle Fire Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Andorra

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

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

Andorra

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Andorra?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Andorrans use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Andorra we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Andorra 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Andorra using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Andorra. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Andorra?

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

Using USB Micro type B connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Andorran 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 bottom of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Andorran power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 bottom of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Andorran 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 Kindle tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Andorra page on Wikipedia
  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, priced at under $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, between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. 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, between $15 to $20.
  9. 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.