How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Uruguay

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter, powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko USB plug and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type L USB adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

If organizing a trip to Uruguay it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common gadgets like mobile phones and laptop computers that you'll be bringing with you. But, without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either over packing with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you having to borrow a suitable charger when you're there that might be incompatible. Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Uruguay the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the standard F, C, I or L type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Uruguayans normally use the Type F plugs in their plug outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Uruguay from a different region please check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

The following page shows you how to connect the Uruguayan power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update which ensures you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Uruguay

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Uruguay.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Uruguay to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of power outlets in Uruguay (types F, C, I and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size 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 smartphones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but for visitors 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 when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Uruguay.
  • 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 and gives almost 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Uruguay?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Uruguayan 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 by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Uruguayan power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around under 5 hours to completely charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the tablet should last 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Uruguayan 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. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall outlet, sometimes called a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a three pinned Type L power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Uruguayan power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped power outlet, sometimes called the Type L power outlet [9], can be identified by 3 round adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. There are two different types of Type L power supply, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your 7" Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD screen will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Uruguay page on Wikipedia.org
  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 cost under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, estimated cost under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$15).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).