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

Using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type I USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a New Zealand power outlet.

New Zealand power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting New Zealand these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I power outlet, the New Zealanders will use AS/NZS 3112 plugs for power outlets. If travelling to New Zealand from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

This guide shows you how to connect the New Zealand power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle tablet is recognised by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume 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 OS update which ensures you have the latest features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in New Zealand

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in New Zealand by using the correct power convertor.

New Zealand

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best travel adapter for New Zealand to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Zealand 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting New Zealand using 3 pinned type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically 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 a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand. [7]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in New Zealand?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A page on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a New Zealand power outlet by using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the New Zealand power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the New Zealand power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the base of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD7 inch Third Generation takes around 6 hours to completely 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 Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Zealand Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, costs around $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 between $5 to $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.