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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Malawian power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter.

Malawian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are abroad.If planning a trip to Malawi the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Malawians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are travelling to Malawi from a different region please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Malawian 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 modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and an 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 Fire OS, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Malawi

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Malawi is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Malawian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Malawi.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Malawi.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Malawi?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malawian power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Malawian power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malawian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Malawian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi - Malawian country page 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, priced at under C$20.
  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, C$5-C$10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.