Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when planning a trip to Suriname

Using USB Micro type B connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are going abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Suriname this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard F or C type Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Suriname from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on travelling to a Surinamese city like Paramaribo or Lelydorp we also suggest reading the Suriname page on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Surinamese power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire 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 back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation operating system, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Suriname

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Suriname.

Suriname

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Suriname?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Suriname is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Surinamers use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Suriname 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Suriname using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Suriname?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

Using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of the Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [7]) can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Suriname page on Wikipedia
  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, priced under $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, costing under $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.