Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting Tuvalu

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. The following step by step guide shows you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're in Tuvalu using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you travelling to therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Tuvalu from a different region please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a Tuvaluan place such as Vaiaku please refer to the Tuvaluan country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details.

The following page shows you how to connect the Tuvaluan power outlet to the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Tuvalu

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tuvalu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Tuvalu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Tuvalu?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Tuvaluan 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. Plug the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in one 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 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan country Wiki 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, costing £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, costs £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.