How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pinned Type B power charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.When you're planning a trip to The British Virgin Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to The British Virgin Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Road Town or Spanish Town read the The British Virgin Islands country page on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This particular version of Kindle Fire is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation OS update which ensures you have the most up to date set of features for your tablet. For further information visit the Amazon support site 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 The British Virgin Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that British Virgin Islanders use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to The British Virgin Islands we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The British Virgin Islands.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost 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 just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during charging. The 7" Kindle battery life should last around 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The British Virgin Islands country page on wikipedia
  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, costing 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, 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, costing between $10 to $15.
  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.