How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Armenia

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Armenian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Armenian power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're travelling to Armenia by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Armenia from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Armenian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation Fire OS, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Armenia

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Armenia by using the correct power adaptor.

Armenia

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

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Armenia (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Armenia 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Armenia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Armenia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Armenia?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using an Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type F power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Armenian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your 7" Kindle Fire HD Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7" Third Generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet lasts roughly 9 - 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 battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Armenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Armenian Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost 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, under $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, estimated price 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.