Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ecuador

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type A USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ecuador. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when going to Ecuador by using their types B or A Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Ecuador from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this particular make of Kindle Fire 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 Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ecuador

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to an Ecuadorian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ecuador?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Ecuador (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting 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. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ecuador and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Ecuador using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers 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 a generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ecuador?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Ecuadorian 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. First insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on use. 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 an Ecuadorian 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 an Ecuadorian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using an Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the 7" Kindle battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuadorian page on Wikipedia.org
  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