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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a UK power outlet using type B Micro USB cord with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

UK power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.If you're going to The United Kingdom this page has useful instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G UK plug outlet, the British will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to The United Kingdom from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the UK power outlet to the Second Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in UK

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in UK by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The United Kingdom?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for The United Kingdom to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for UK

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both UK and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to UK.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 UK.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The United Kingdom?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a UK power outlet using type B Micro USB cord with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the UK power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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'll find the USB port at the side of your located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet will show a charging 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 to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your tablet lasts roughly 7 - 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia.org page about The United Kingdom
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters