Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Tristan da Cunha

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tristanian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a Type G power adapter.

Tristanian power outlet

Complicated standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're in staying in Tristan da Cunha.If you are visiting Tristan da Cunha these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Tristanian plug outlet, the Tristanians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling to Tristan da Cunha from another region ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to a Tristanian place such as Edinburgh we also recommend referring to the Tristan da Cunha Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the Tristanian power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify 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 rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit 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 Tristan da Cunha

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Tristan da Cunha?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tristan da Cunha?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Tristan da Cunha is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Tristanian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Tristan da Cunha we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tristan da Cunha 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tristan da Cunha.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Tristan da Cunha.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tristan da Cunha?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tristanian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Tristanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire HD battery life should last roughly 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Tristanian 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 - Tristan da Cunha 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/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