Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Brazil

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Brazilian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pinned Type N power adapter.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when going to Brazil using the Type N or C Brazilian 60Hz power outlets, most Brazilians typically use Type N power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Brazil from a different region please check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Brazilian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest 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. This page assumes you are using Fire OS version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Brazil

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Brazil.

Brazil

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Brazil to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Brazilians use two different types of power outlets (types N and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. 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 power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Brazil we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Brazil.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Brazil. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Brazil?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Brazilian 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 identify this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral. Prior to January 2010 buildings use this power outlet.
  3. Then 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 jack.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the Fire should last 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 recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type N power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Brazilian power outlet you'll need a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type N USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three large holes forming a triangular shape. You will find that since 2010 all buildings will be installed using this power outlet.
  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 7" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type N power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Brazilian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Brazil
  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, priced 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type N power outlet
  8. Type N USB power adapter - The three 4mm rounded pins on a grounded Brazilian Type N USB charger form a flattened triangular pattern, under $15 USD (£35-£40 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).