How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Taiwan

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Taiwanese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Taiwan. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're visiting Taiwan by using the standard types B or A Taiwanese 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Taiwanese will typically use the Type B wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Taiwan from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Taiwanese power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this particular model of the Kindle Fire 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Taiwan

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Taiwanese power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Taiwan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Taiwan (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Taiwan or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Taiwan 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Taiwan.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Taiwan?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Taiwanese power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top right of your located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 8 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Taiwanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots where the blades sit with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Fire battery life lasts roughly 8 - 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 process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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