How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power charger.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they are visiting abroad.If you're planning a vacation to The Ascension Islands these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ascensionian Island plug outlet, the Ascensionians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are visiting The Ascension Islands from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Ascensionian Island power outlet to the Second Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands by using a power convertor.

The Ascension Islands

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting The Ascension Islands using 3 pin type B US 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Ascensionian Island power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation located to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your tablet lasts 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Ascension Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing around £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, around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around £10.