How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in South Korea

Using USB type B cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

South Korean power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to South Korea it can often be useful to know in advance if you can use all your important electrical devices when you arrive. But without knowing which power supply to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it. Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when going to South Korea.When you're visiting South Korea these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will discover most South Koreans use Type F wall outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting South Korea from a different country make sure the 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 such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

This guide shows you how to connect the South Korean power outlet to the 7" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle tablet can be 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 rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

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

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in South Korea by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in South Korea?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for South Korea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that South Koreans use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for South Korea

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both South Korea and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to South Korea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting South Korea. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in South Korea?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a South Korean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the South Korean power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes. Type C plug outlets in South Korea aren't as commonplace as Type F sockets.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is roughly 8 to 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type F power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the South Korean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins sit, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below. These are the most common sockets found in South Korea.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD7 Forth Generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last roughly 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet

See also

  1. Visitkorea - Korea Tourism Organization site
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).