Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting India

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Type M USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug USB plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type D power plug

Indian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. When you are travelling to India this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using the D, C or M type Indian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Indians will normally use Type D plug outlets. When you are visiting India from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan on visiting destinations such as Mumbai we also recommend reading the India wikipedia page [1] for further information on the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Indian power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This make of Kindle Fire is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed version 7.5.1 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in India

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel power adapter for India is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of power outlets in India (types D, C and M) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility 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 tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for India

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both India 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting India 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 practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting India.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in India?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using an Indian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Indian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle tablet located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Indian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Indian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Indian power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [7], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Indian power outlet with USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type M USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three large circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the 7 inch Kindle Fire situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears 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 tablet takes roughly under 5 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Fire should last around 7 - 10 hours depending on use. 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 and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - India 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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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