How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Andorra

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord and a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Andorran power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.When visiting Andorra the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F power outlets are typically used by a majority of Andorrans. When you are travelling to Andorra from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Andorran power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of the Kindle can be recognised 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 back. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Andorra

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Andorra by using the correct power convertor.

Andorra

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Andorra?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Andorra is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Andorrans use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

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 HD 7 4th generation, 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 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 converter 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 Andorra 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Andorra. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Andorra?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Andorran power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using an Andorran power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HD takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is roughly 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug supply can be recognised by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of the Kindle situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around under 6 hours to fully charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD7 battery life lasts approximately 8 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Andorra
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing £5-£10.
  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 at £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.