Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Belize

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Belizean power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type B USB adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pinned Type G power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type A USB adapter

Belizean power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are planning a vacation to Belize the following instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using the G, A or B type Belizean 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections world power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Belize from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical 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 device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Belizean power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle Fire by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. 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 for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Belize

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

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

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Belize is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Belizeans use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Belizean trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belize and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Belize.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 Belize. [11]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Belize?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Belizean power outlet with USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 the situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For more information 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 a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Belizean power outlet using USB micro Type B cord and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Third Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during charging. The Third Generation Kindle Fire battery life should last around 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Belizean power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral blades sit with a single semicircular hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your should last roughly 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belize country page on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price C$4-C$5.
  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$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under C$5.
  9. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  10. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced under C$5.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.