How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Mexico

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mexican power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a Type A USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Mexican power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when visiting Mexico by using the standard types B or A Mexican 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Mexicans will typically use the Type B wall outlets. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Mexico from another country 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 may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning to stay in a Mexican destination like Mexico City please read the Visit Mexico Web Site [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Mexican power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire HD Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this particular model of the Kindle Fire by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Mexico

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Mexican power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Mexico to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets in Mexico (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mexico and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 visiting Mexico.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Mexico.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Mexico?

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

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mexican power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Mexican power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots. Type A electrical sockets in Mexico might not be as common but might still found in some hotels.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life is 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Mexican power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Mexican power outlet by using Micro USB Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Mexican power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Mexican power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Type B power outlets will be the most common outlets found in Mexico.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the 7" Kindle Fire HD Third Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Mexican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  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