How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Hong Kong

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet.

Hong Kong power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.When you're travelling to Hong Kong this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G Hong Kong power outlet, with the Hong Kongese using a 13 amp plug for charging. When visiting Hong Kong from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on visiting a destination like Kowloon refer to the Wikipedia.org page about Hong Kong [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Hong Kong

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Hong Kong?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Hong Kong by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Hong Kong?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Hong Kong is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. 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 overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Hong Kong 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Hong Kong using 3 pin 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Hong Kong?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Hong Kong power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Hong Kong power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Hong Kong power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to completely recharge however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Second Generation Kindle Fire battery life is roughly 7 to 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Wikipedia.org page about Hong Kong
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G 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 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters