Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Kuwait

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Europlug Type C USB charger.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Different voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Kuwait using their standard Type G or C Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Kuwait from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on staying in a destination such as Kuwait City read the Wikipedia entry about Kuwait [1] for further information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Kuwaiti power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model is recognised 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 rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Kuwait

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Kuwait by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Kuwait (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Kuwaiti trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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 power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Kuwait using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Kuwait?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to use 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 into the Kuwaiti power outlet. This power supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in 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 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the top of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts roughly 8 - 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 the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Kuwaiti power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [7] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in 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 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the top of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts around 8 - 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 times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Wikipedia entry about Kuwait
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters