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

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pin Type D power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a two pin Type E power adapter

Martinican power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . 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.When you are travelling to Martinique this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the types D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Martiniquais typically use Type D plugs in their power outlets. If you are travelling to Martinique from a different region please check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Martinican power outlet to the 7" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Martinique

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

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

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Martinique?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Martinique is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Martiniquais use three different standards of wall outlets (types D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday 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 below 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 Martinique

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 those 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 unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Martinique and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Martinique.
  • 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [11]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Martinique?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  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 located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Second Generation takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD is approximately 7 - 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet by using type B Micro USB cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB 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 your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Martinican 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 charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is approximately 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet by using type B Micro USB cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [9] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into with a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB 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 your Kindle Fire Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Martinican 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 charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is approximately 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Martinican Wikipedia web page
  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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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 under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).