Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in The Philippines

A step by step guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pinned Type C USB adapter

Filipino power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Philippines using the standard C, A or B type Filipino 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Filipinos will use the Type C plugs in their plug outlets. When travelling to The Philippines from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Filipino power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire 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 Fire. For further information visit the support 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 manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Philippines

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Filipino power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Philippines?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for The Philippines is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Filipinas use three different standards of wall outlets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Filipino trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via 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 when visiting 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 The Philippines and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Philippines using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Philippines?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Filipino power outlet you will need 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 inserting it in the Filipino power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other. Please be aware that power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 V should not be used in The Philippines so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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 the Fire located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is roughly 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type B USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long ground pin. Please note power cables used with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At 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 Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HD takes roughly under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. 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 process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector 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 the 7" Kindle Fire HD located next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Filipino Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  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 £5-£10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, under £15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced at £15-£20.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.