How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Fiji

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type I power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are going to Fiji.When you are travelling to Fiji this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. If visiting Fiji from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Fijian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 7.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Fiji

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Fiji?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Fijian power outlet.

Fiji

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Fiji?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Fiji is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Fijian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. 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 suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

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 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to Fiji.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [7]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Fiji?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Fijian power outlet with type B USB cable with a three pin Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Fijian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the Fijian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three thin slots in an upside-down triangular pattern with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is approximately 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Fiji
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, around £20.
  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, estimated price £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.