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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type F USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type L power plug

Uruguayan power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prevent people having to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they are visiting Uruguay.If you're going to Uruguay this page has instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the standard types F, C, I or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by most Uruguayans. When you are travelling to Uruguay from another country please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Uruguayan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle 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 have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Uruguay

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Uruguay by using a power convertor.

Uruguay

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Uruguay to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of power outlets that Uruguayans use (types F, C, I and L) 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 from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up 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 travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters 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 adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Uruguay.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Uruguay?

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Uruguayan 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet (known as the Europlug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the top right of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. The 7" Kindle battery life is around 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Uruguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply, also called the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two adjacent holes, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB mains charger 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 of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon 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 Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the lasts 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For further 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 Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using Type B USB cable with a Type L power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. This hexagon shaped plug outlet, technically called a Type L power outlet [9], looks like three holes forming a line. There are two different types of Type L plug supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger 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 of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon 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 HD7 Forth Generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet lasts 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Uruguay
  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, estimated cost 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, 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 (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, costing under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. 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).