How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in China

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Type A power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type C USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a three pinned Type I power charger

Chinese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.When you are planning a vacation to China these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using the I, A or C type Chinese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type I wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Chinese. When travelling to China from a different region ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

The following instructions show how to connect the Chinese power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you are using Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation firmware update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in China

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in China?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in China.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in China?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation the best travel power adapter for China is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Chinese use three different standards of wall outlets (types I, A and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from 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 at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to China we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for China

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting China using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting China.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in China?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chinese 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Chinese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top right of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 7 inch Kindle battery life lasts approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Chinese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of the situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

Using Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type I power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Chinese power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the Chinese power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type I power outlet [9]) can be recognised by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and earth blades. Please be aware that the live and neutral pins are reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets therefore check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with a Chinese power supply.
  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 7 4th generation. On the top of the 7 inch Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is around 8 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - Chinese 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=201597000&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 7 4th 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  10. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters