Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting Thailand

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Thai power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 2 pin Type A USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter

Thai power outlet

If you are planning to travel it's useful to know if you can power your vital devices like cell phones or tablets when you get there. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in Thailand you could pack the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Thailand.This page contains a guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Thailand using the standard Type B, A or C Thai 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Thai will normally use the Type B plugs in their wall outlets. When travelling to Thailand from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

This guide shows how to connect the Thai power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation OS update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Thailand

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Thailand?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Thai power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of plug sockets in Thailand (B, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 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 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Thai trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Thailand and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Thailand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Thailand?

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

Using Type B micro USB connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Thai power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Thai 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts around 8 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Thai power outlet

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Thai power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Thai power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [7], is identified by the 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Thai power outlet using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Thai power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [9], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top right of the Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts around 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Wikipedia.org web page 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=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. 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