How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Canada

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Canadian power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type A USB charger.

Canadian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're visiting Canada by using their 120 volt 60Hz A Type Canadian wall outlet, with the Canadians using NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for wall outlets. Power sources will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Canada from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Canadian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Canada

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Canada by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Canada?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best travel power adapter for Canada to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Canada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Canada.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Canada?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Canadian power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Canadian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle should last around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Canadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - wikipedia.org entry about Canada
  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, priced at C$15-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, under C$10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.