How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Suriname

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Surinamese power outlet with type B USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type F power adapter.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.This page has useful instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Suriname by using their types F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power supplies will vary depending on which country you in therefore please read our Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a complete list of regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Suriname from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Paramaribo or Lelydorp we also recommend referring to the Suriname wikipedia page [1] for further information on the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Surinamese power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise 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 the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Suriname

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Suriname by using the correct power convertor.

Suriname

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel adapter for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Surinamers use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Suriname and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Suriname.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Suriname?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Surinamese power outlet with type B USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Surinamese 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. This plug outlet, also called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  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 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on the tablet should last around 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Surinamese power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of the Fire situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD7 takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts 8 - 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Suriname wikipedia page
  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, 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 cost 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).