Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in UK

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a UK power outlet.

UK power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. The following instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when going to The United Kingdom by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type UK plug outlet, the British will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If travelling to The United Kingdom from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to destinations like London we also suggest reading the Wikipedia page about The United Kingdom [1] for more indepth information.

This guide shows how to connect the UK power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you are using Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in UK

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in UK?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a UK power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The United Kingdom?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best international travel adapter for The United Kingdom is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your UK trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 4th generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting UK using 3 pinned type B 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 most travellers from around the world visiting UK.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The United Kingdom?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a UK power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the UK power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top right of the 7" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life should last 8 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia 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=201597000&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 4th 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