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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Senegalese power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type D USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pin Type E USB plug

Senegalese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If you're visiting Senegal the following instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their types D, C, E or K 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Senegal from another region please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation 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 whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Senegalese power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle tablet by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Senegal

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Senegalese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Senegalese use four different types of power outlets (D, C, E and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Senegal.
  • 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. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Senegal. [13]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Senegal?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Senegalese power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Senegalese 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB 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 found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Third Generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet by using USB micro type B connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [7], can be recognised by 3 holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your 7" Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Senegalese power outlet with type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round wall outlet, also called the Type E power outlet [9] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Third Generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type K power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically called a Type K power outlet [11], can be identified by 3 large holes forming an inverted triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB 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 Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Senegal wikipedia page
  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 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, costing around C$10.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, around C$15.
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price under C$20.
  11. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  12. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, costing under C$20.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.