Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Kiribati

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Kiribati power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type I power charger.

Kiribati power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they are travelling to Kiribati.When you're planning a vacation to Kiribati these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I Kiribati power outlet. If travelling to Kiribati from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Bairiki refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Kiribati [1] for further details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Kiribati power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kiribati

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Kiribati?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kiribati.

Kiribati

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kiribati 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kiribati.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [7]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kiribati?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Kiribati power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type I USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Kiribati power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Kiribati power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by three slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 your located next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Second Generation Kindle Fire should last 7 - 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Kiribati
  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, £20-£25.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.