Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Antigua

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Antiguan power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type B USB plug.

Antiguan power outlet

When organizing to travel it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your devices when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are abroad.When you are travelling to Antigua the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using their standard B or A type Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Antiguans typically use Type B power outlets. If you are visiting Antigua from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Antigua

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Antigua by using a power adaptor.

Antigua

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Antiguans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Antiguan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but 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 is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Antigua and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Antigua using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Antigua?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 right of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 7 inch Kindle Fire lasts roughly 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet you'll 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 into the Antiguan power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 right of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7 inch Kindle Fire is around 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antigua Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, 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, costing 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 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).