How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Brazil

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Brazilian power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type N power charger.

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.

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Brazil. These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're going to Brazil.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're in Brazil by using their N or C type Brazilian 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type N wall outlets will be used by most Brazilians. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Brazil from a different country please check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to tourist destinations like Rio de Janeiro or Salvador refer to the wikipedia entry about Brazil [1] for further details prior to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the Brazilian power outlet to the 7" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation OS, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Brazil

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Brazil?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Brazil.

Brazil

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Brazil?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation the best travel power adapter for Brazil to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Brazilians use (types N and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Brazilian trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Brazil using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Brazil. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Brazil?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet

A guide on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Brazilian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Brazilian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral. Prior to 2010 buildings may be installed with this power supply.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro 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 on the top of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is 8 to 11 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a 3 pinned Type N power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Brazilian power outlet you'll need to use a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type N USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped plug supply (technically known as the Type N power outlet [7]) can be identified by 3 holes in a flattened triangular shape. Please note that since 1st January 2010 buildings will be installed with this power supply.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 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 on the top of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Brazil
  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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  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, costs 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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).