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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vanuatuan power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are travelling to Vanuatu using the standard G, C or I type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power supplies will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list of countries. When visiting Vanuatu from another country check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Port Vila or Luganville we recommend referring to the Vanuatu wikipedia page [1] for more details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Vanuatuan power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Vanuatu

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

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

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Vanuatu?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ni-Vanuatu use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring multiple power adapters on your trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Vanuatu 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Vanuatu using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Vanuatu?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. The plug supply can be recognised by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the 7" Kindle Fire HD found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire HD screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatu wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, £15-£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, priced £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs £10-£15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around £10.