How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Antigua

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when travelling to Antigua by using the standard Type B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B plug outlets are used by most Antiguans. When you are travelling to Antigua from a different region make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at an Antiguan destination like St. John's please read the Antigua country Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7" and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Antigua

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to an Antiguan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Antigua (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Antigua 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Antigua?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Antiguan power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your Kindle found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 7 - 10 hours. 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 an Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using an Antiguan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antigua country Wikipedia page
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £3 GBP / under C$5).
  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 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, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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).