Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Switzerland

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pin Type J power adapter.

Swiss power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Switzerland it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your essential electrical devices when you get there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your 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. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when going to Switzerland using their standard J or C type Swiss 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Swiss will use the Type J plug outlets. When you are travelling to Switzerland from another region ensure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Swiss power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified 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 Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation Fire OS operating system, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Switzerland

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Switzerland by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Switzerland?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Switzerland to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Swiss use (J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins 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 heads. 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 faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power 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 smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Switzerland

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Switzerland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Switzerland.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Switzerland?

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

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Swiss power outlet you will 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 in the Swiss power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Swiss 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 charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to completely charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet by using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type J USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Swiss power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the Swiss power outlet. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three round holes in a flattened triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Swiss 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 charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland - Wikipedia entry about Switzerland
  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/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 4th 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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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