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

British power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

British power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it's useful to know if you can charge all your devices at your hotel. Without knowing which power socket to expect you may pack the wrong power charger, therefore needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are visiting England using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G British power outlet, with the Britons using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When travelling to England from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the British power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list 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 power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in England

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a British power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for England is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for England

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 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing 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 when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both England 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to England.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting England. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in England?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a British power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a British power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the British power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 7" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the British power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes around under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts 7 to 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a British power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - England country entry on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).