How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Reunion

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type E power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're in Reunion.The following simple guide will show you how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when going to Reunion using their 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese wall outlet, the Reunionnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. Power sources will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Reunion from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Reunionese power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Reunion

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Reunion by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Reunion?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Reunion is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Reunion.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Reunion?

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

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type E USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Reunionese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of your located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD7 inch Forth Generation battery life is roughly 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunionese 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/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 4th 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters