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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type L power plug.

Chilean power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Chile this page contains instructions showing you how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using their L or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type L wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Chileans. When you are visiting Chile from a different country double check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Chilean power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD 7" Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This version of the Kindle Fire can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Chile

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

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Chile to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Chileans use (types L and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your Chilean trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Chile using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Chile?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord 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 foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the 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 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

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

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Chilean power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 holes in a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note that there are two different types of Type L power supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life 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 Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chile Wikipedia web 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/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
  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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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