Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Portugal

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Portuguese power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Portuguese power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when travelling abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Portugal using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Portuguese will use the Type F plug outlets. When visiting Portugal from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Portuguese city like Lisbon or Porto read the Wikipedia entry about Portugal [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Portuguese power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Portugal

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Portugal by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Portugal?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Portugal is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Portuguese use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Portuguese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Portugal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Portugal and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Portugal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Portugal. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Portugal?

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Portuguese power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Portuguese 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 by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top right of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts around 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Portuguese 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 Portuguese power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Portuguese power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Portuguese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Portuguese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life should last 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Portuguese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Portugal
  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, 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, estimated price 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, costing under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 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).