Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Japan

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Japanese power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B USB charger.

Japanese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Japan.If you're planning a holiday to Japan the following useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their standard B or A type Japanese 100 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Japanese normally use the Type B power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Japan from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Japanese power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Japan

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Japan.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Japan?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Japan is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Japanese use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Japan

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 7 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Japan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Japan using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Japan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Japan?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Japanese power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Japanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Japanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the Japanese power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Japanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle lasts roughly 7 to 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Japanese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Japanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Japanese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Japanese power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two slots next to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle tablet located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Japanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire HD lasts 7 to 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Japanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan - wikipedia entry about Japan
  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/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 2nd 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters