Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Iceland

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Iceland power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Iceland power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation . These instructions have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.If you're travelling to Iceland this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using the Type F or C Iceland 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Icelanders normally use the Type F sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Iceland from another country check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This guide shows how to connect the Iceland power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. For more information visit the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Iceland

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Iceland?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to an Iceland power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation the best travel power adapter for Iceland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Icelanders use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Iceland trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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, however 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 travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Iceland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iceland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Iceland?

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Iceland power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. This plug outlet is recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation 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 the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Iceland power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Iceland 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. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet, sometimes called a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of 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 tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is around 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 the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland - Iceland 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=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C 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 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced around £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 £5-£10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, around £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.