How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in The Philippines

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type B power charger, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type A power adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger

Filipino power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they are staying abroad.If you're visiting The Philippines these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using the standard types C, A or B Filipino 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type C wall outlets will be normally used by most Filipinas. If travelling to The Philippines from another region double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying in a Filipino place such as Quezon City or Manila refer to the The Philippines country Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Filipino power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle tablet is recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Philippines

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Philippines?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Philippines by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Philippines?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best international travel charger for The Philippines is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Filipinas use (types C, A and B) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your Filipino trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters 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 with only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Philippines 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Philippines.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Philippines?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Filipino power outlet you'll need 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 in the Filipino power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two slots next to each other for live and neutral. Please note that power cables with type A outlets which are rated at 125 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power 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 your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Filipino power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Filipino power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the long earthed pin. Note power cables with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD7" Forth Generation battery life is 8 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [9], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power 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 your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - The Philippines country Wikipedia 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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