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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Prinicipe power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Prinicipe power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.If travelling to Principe this page has useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using their standard F or C type Prinicipe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Principe from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Prinicipe power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model 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 are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation operating system, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. Visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Principe

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Prinicipe power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Principe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Prinicipians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

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 in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Prinicipe 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. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Principe we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Principe 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Principe using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 Principe.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Principe?

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Prinicipe power outlet you will need to buy 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 into the Prinicipe power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit.
  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. You'll find the USB port on the top of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe 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 under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts approximately 8 - 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 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 Prinicipe power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Prinicipe power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts around 8 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Principe Wikipedia 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=201597000&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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).