Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Venezuela

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pin Type B power plug.

Venezuelan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . This step by step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are in Venezuela using the standard B or A type Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Venezuela from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Caracas or Maracaibo we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Venezuela [1] for more information.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Venezuelan power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model is identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Venezuela

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Venezuelan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Venezuela is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Venezuelans use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring multiple power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Venezuela 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Venezuela.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Venezuela?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire HD screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the 7" Kindle Fire is approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB cable and a Type B power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Venezuelan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Venezuelan power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last roughly 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Venezuela
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around $10 USD (£3-£4 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, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costs around $10 USD (£20-£25 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, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).