Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Reunion

Simple instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Reunionese power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Type E USB adapter.

Reunionese power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never visited before. When planning a trip to Reunion these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese power outlet, the Reunionese will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. When travelling to Reunion from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Reunionese power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you are using operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Reunion

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Reunion?

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

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Reunion?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Reunion is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Reunion we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 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 Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Reunion using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Reunion?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Reunionese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type E USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Reunionese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Fire is around 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Reunionese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - wikipedia web page about Reunion
  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&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E 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 E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters