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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet by using Type B USB Micro cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter

Thai power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Thailand. These instructions were written to stop people worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they're going to Thailand.If you are visiting Thailand this page contains instructions showing how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using their Type B, A or C Thai 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Thai use Type B wall outlets. When you are travelling to Thailand from another region please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on taking a trip to destinations such as Bangkok or Hat Yai we also recommend reading the wikipedia.org entry about Thailand [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Thai power outlet to your Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes you have installed version 7.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. 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 PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Thailand

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

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of plug sockets that Thai use (types B, A and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Thailand. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Thailand 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Thailand.
  • 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 the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Thailand?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet by using Type B USB Micro cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Thai 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. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your tablet lasts 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Thai power outlet

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Thai power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall 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 grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your Fire found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet lasts 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Thai power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Thai power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Thai power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [9] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your 7" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last approximately 7 to 10 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - wikipedia.org entry about Thailand
  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. 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