Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Malta

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

Maltese power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are travelling to Malta.This page is a useful guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are travelling to Malta by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Maltese power outlet, the Maltese will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You will find power supplies are different depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are travelling to Malta from another country please check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Maltese power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes you are using Fire operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Malta

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Malta?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best travel power adapter for Malta is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malta 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Malta 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [7]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Malta?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Maltese power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a three pinned Type G power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Maltese power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Maltese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB 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 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes roughly under 5 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last around 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Malta
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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).