How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type B power plug.

Cayman Islands power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers that you are bringing along. But without knowing which power socket is being used in The Cayman Islands you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when abroad.When going to The Cayman Islands the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the standard types B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type B plug outlets are used by most Caymanians. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to The Cayman Islands from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a place like George Town we also suggest referring to the Cayman Islands Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Cayman Islands power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation firmware, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in The Cayman Islands?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Cayman Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best international travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Caymanians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to The Cayman Islands. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to The Cayman Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. The battery life on your tablet lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Third Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - Cayman Islands Wiki page
  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
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters