Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting Saint Helena

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a St Helenian power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type G USB adapter.

St Helenian power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to assist visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they are staying abroad.The following step by step instructions shows you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting Saint Helena using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Helenian power outlet, the St Helenians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. Most power sources will vary from region to region therefore please read our Wiki Connections global power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Saint Helena from another region please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend on travelling to a place like Jamestown or Half Tree Hollow we also recommend referring to the Saint Helena wikipedia page [1] for further information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the St Helenian power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle version is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com 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 Saint Helena

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a St Helenian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Saint Helena?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Helena using type B American 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Saint Helena?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a St Helenian power outlet with USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a St Helenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena 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=200939330&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