Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Israel

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type M power charger, powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type H USB plug

Israeli power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Israel you could end up either having to bring too many adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Differing standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Israel. This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.This simple guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when travelling to Israel using the standard M, C or H type Israeli 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type H wall outlets are used by a majority of Israelis. When travelling to Israel from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 220 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Israeli power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Israel

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Israel?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to an Israeli power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Israel?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Israel is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets in Israel (M, C and H) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Israeli trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Israel we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of 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 Israel and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Israel using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [11]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Israel?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins. These outlets aren't as common in Israel, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Connect the USB 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 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation situated to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type H power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type H USB power adapter into the wall supply. This earthed wall supply, technically called a Type H power outlet [7], can be identified by the 3 thin slots pointing inward forming a triangular configuration. More modern type H power supplies also have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs that are compatible with over 100 other countries. The most commonly used outlets in Israel are Type H plug outlets.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the Kindle tablet located next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type M USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [9]) looks like three circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth. Type M plug sockets in Israel aren't as commonplace. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes around under 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is roughly 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  8. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).