Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Vietnam

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pinned Type G power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Europlug Type C USB plug

Vietnamese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.If visiting Vietnam the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using the Type G, A or C Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Vietnamese will use Type G plugs in their power outlets. When travelling to Vietnam from another region ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Vietnamese power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit 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 user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Vietnam

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

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Vietnam is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of wall outlets in Vietnam (G, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Vietnam using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Vietnam?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Vietnamese power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter 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 situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 7" Kindle Fire HD is approximately 7 to 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 the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (called the Type A power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours. For more information on charging 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 A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the 7" Kindle Fire HD located to the right of the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Wikipedia web page about Vietnam
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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