How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in French Polynesia

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type A power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pinned Type E USB charger

French Polynesian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to assist people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they're going abroad.When staying in French Polynesia this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using their standard types E, A or B French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting French Polynesia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on visiting a place like Papeete please refer to the French Polynesia Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the French Polynesian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in French Polynesia

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in French Polynesia by using the correct power convertor.

French Polynesia

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in French Polynesia?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for French Polynesia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. French Polynesians use three different standards of wall outlets (E, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to French Polynesia. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

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 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Polynesia 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 America visiting French Polynesia using 3 pinned type B US 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in French Polynesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Fire battery life lasts approximately 7 to 10 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the 7 inch Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last approximately 7 - 10 hours. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the French Polynesian power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the found next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last around 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - French Polynesia Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated cost £2-£3.
  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, costs around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced at £20-£25.
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, £5-£10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.