Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Hong Kong

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Hong Kong power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

Hong Kong power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your essential electronics at your hotel. But by not knowing which power supply is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Complicated voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're staying in Hong Kong.If you're planning a holiday to Hong Kong the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz G Type Hong Kong plug outlet, the Hongkongers will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Hong Kong from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of 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 volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Hong Kong

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Hong Kong?

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

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Hong Kong?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Hong Kong to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Hong Kong.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Hong Kong?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Hong Kong power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Hong Kong 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the three vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life should last 8 to 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 G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong 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