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

Welsh power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Welsh power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Wales it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics when you arrive. Without knowing which power supply to expect you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Wales. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when abroad.When travelling to Wales this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type Welsh plug outlet, with the Welsh using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for charging. If travelling to Wales from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. If you plan on visiting tourist destinations such as Cardiff we also recommend referring to the Wales Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Welsh power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This make of Kindle Fire is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Wales

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Wales.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel charger for Wales is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Wales 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Wales.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Wales?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Welsh power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Welsh power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Welsh 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. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the 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 the 7" Kindle situated next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your should last approximately 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Welsh power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wales Wikipedia web 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/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