How to charge a Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Hong Kong

How to connect a Hong Kong power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Hong Kong power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you are going to Hong Kong.When you are travelling to Hong Kong this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Hongkongese will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If travelling to Hong Kong from a different region check that the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This guide shows you how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Hong Kong

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Hong Kong?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Hong Kong power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Hong Kong?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Hong Kong is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Hong Kong using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Hong Kong?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Hong Kong power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Hong Kong power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire using a Hong Kong power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Hong Kong
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. 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, costs around £15.
  5. 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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.