Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to The Isle of Man

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

Manx power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation . If travelling to The Isle of Man these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Manx power outlet, with the Manx using 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to The Isle of Man from a different country please double check 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 such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Manx power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular version of Kindle tablet 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. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Isle of Man

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Isle of Man?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Isle of Man?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for The Isle of Man is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Manx trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Isle of Man using 3 pin type B 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Isle of Man?

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

Using Type B micro USB connector with a Type G USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Manx power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Manx power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Manx power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle is approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information 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 G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Manx power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about The Isle of Man
  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, estimated cost around £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 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 price around £10.