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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Welsh power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a Type G USB charger.

Welsh power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they are going abroad.The following instructions will show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're visiting Wales using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Welsh plug outlet, with the Welsh using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Wales from another country ensure that 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) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Welsh power outlet to the Kindle Fire Forth Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise 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 back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Wales

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Welsh power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Wales to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of 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 for your Welsh trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 Wales.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Wales?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type G USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Welsh power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Welsh 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Welsh power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts around 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 the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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