How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Tonga

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type I power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tongan power outlet.

Tongan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are travelling to Tonga by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Tongan wall supply. When you are visiting Tonga from a different country check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on visiting a city such as Nuku?alofa or Mu'a refer to the Tonga Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Tongan power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your device. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Tonga

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Tonga is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Tonga or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tonga and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tonga using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tonga. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Tonga?

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

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tongan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Tongan power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts roughly 7 to 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tongan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tonga Wikipedia page
  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, priced £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, £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.