Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting Taiwan

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pin Type A power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B USB plug.

Taiwanese power outlet

If planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices when you're there. Without knowing which plug socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. When you're visiting Taiwan these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their standard B or A type Taiwanese 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets will be normally used by a majority of Taiwanese. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Taiwan from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Taiwanese power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes 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 instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Taiwan

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Taiwanese power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Taiwan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Taiwanese use (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 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 visiting Taiwan using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Taiwan?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Taiwanese 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. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the Fire situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life should last 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

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

Using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Taiwanese 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Taiwanese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is approximately 7 - 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Taiwan Wiki 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=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