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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type B power charger.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when Nicaragua.When going to Nicaragua the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using the standard types B or A Nicaraguan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Nicaragua from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the Nicaraguan power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD 7" Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle Fire. For further information 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 manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Nicaragua

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Nicaragua.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Nicaragua?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Nicaragua to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Nicaragua (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nicaragua and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Nicaragua 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Nicaragua?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Nicaraguan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one 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. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Nicaraguan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one 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. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Nicaraguan 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, priced at 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, priced at 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, under $10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.