Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in North Korea

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a North Korean power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a double pin Type A USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type C Europlug USB plug

North Korean power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation . These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.If you're travelling to North Korea these instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using the F, A or C type North Korean 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to North Korea from a different country please ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the North Korean power outlet to your Kindle Fire Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular version of Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume 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 we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in North Korea

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for North Korea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. North Koreans use three different standards of plug sockets (types F, A and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for North Korea

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North Korea using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 North Korea.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in North Korea?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a North Korean power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a North Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the North Korean power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the North Korean power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top right of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the North Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on use. 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 A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a North Korean power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a North Korean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a North Korean power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a North Korean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (known as the Type C power outlet [7] or Europlug) is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the North Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation is roughly 8 to 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a North Korean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a North Korean power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a North Korean power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the North Korean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the North Korean power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the Schuko plug, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 right of the 7" Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the North Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last 8 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a North Korean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea - North Korean page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters