How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in England

British power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

British power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they are travelling abroad.If you are staying in England the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G British wall outlet, with the Britons using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting England from a different country double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying at a British destination such as London or Newcastle we suggest referring to the British Wikipedia page [1] for further details on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the British power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this particular model of the Kindle Fire by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in England

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in England?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in England.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for England is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. 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 around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for England

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 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting England using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting England. [7]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in England?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a British power outlet

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a British power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a British power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the British power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your Kindle Fire HD 7" Forth Generation found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the British power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts approximately 8 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a British power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - British Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, costs £20-£25.
  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, around £10.