Charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Colombia

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Colombian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type B USB charger.

Colombian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.The following guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are travelling to Colombia using the Type B or A Colombian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You'll find that power sources vary depending on which region you're in so please read the Wiki Connections world power sockets page where you'll find a full list of destinations. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Colombia from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Colombian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX 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 rear. This page assumes you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Colombia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Colombia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Colombian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best travel charger for Colombia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Colombia (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Colombian trip. Only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Colombia we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Colombia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Colombia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Colombia?

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

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Colombian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Colombian power outlet you will need to buy 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 into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the 7" Kindle is approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Colombian 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 Colombian power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Colombian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Colombian 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. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Colombian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Colombian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - Colombia entry on wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201295080&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters