How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Turkmenistan

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Turkmen power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type B USB charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type F power adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Turkmenistan using their types C, B or F Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies differ depending on which area you travelling to therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Turkmenistan from a different region please ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Turkmen power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you are using Fire OS operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Turkmenistan

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Turkmenistan?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Turkmenistan by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Turkmens use (C, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkmenistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkmenistan using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Turkmenistan?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type B power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the ground pin. Please note that power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in Turkmenistan so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Turkmen power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. The power supply can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB 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 your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle battery life should last approximately 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 life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. This circular plug supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins sit along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen wikipedia 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/typeB.htm - Type B 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 B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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