Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Mexico

Simple instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type B power adapter.

Mexican power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Mexico. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they are visiting Mexico.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Mexico using the standard B or A type 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll find most Mexicans use the Type B plugs in their plug outlets. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Mexico from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Mexican power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model is identified 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 rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Mexico

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Mexican power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation the best international travel charger for Mexico to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets in Mexico (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Mexican trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight 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 phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Mexico we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mexico 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Mexico 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 generous 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 Mexico.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Mexico?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Mexican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit. Note that Type A plug outlets are less common however are still used in some hotels in Mexico.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains 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 of your Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet should last roughly 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet with USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Mexican power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Mexican power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots with a single semicircle hole below for the earthed pin. Type B electrical outlets will be the most common sockets found in Mexico.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top right of your Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your lasts 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 charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters