How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Iran

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Iranian power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type F USB adapter.

Iranian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're visiting Iran by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Iran from a different country check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Iranian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This make of Kindle Fire can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your device. For further information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Iran

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to an Iranian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Iran to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Iranians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 Iran 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 Iran.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Iran?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Iranian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into 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 on the side of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is 7 - 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Iranian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using an Iranian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Iranian power outlet. The recessed round wall supply, also called the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cord into the USB adapter 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 Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - wikipedia.org entry about Iran
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters