How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when visiting Algeria

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type F USB adapter.

Algerian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.If visiting Algeria this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their Type F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Algeria from another country double check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on staying at an Algerian place such as Algiers we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Algeria [1] for more indepth information on the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Algerian power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular make of Kindle tablet is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. For more information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Algeria

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Algeria.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Algeria 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 Algeria (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. 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 heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Algerian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Algeria 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Algeria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Algerian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB 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 Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Algerian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Algerian power outlet you will need to use 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 inserting it in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB 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 tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - wikipedia web page about Algeria
  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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, 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, around C$10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, C$15-C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around C$15.