How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Australia

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Australian power outlet.

Australian power outlet

If you are planning a trip it can be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers that you are bringing along with you. But, without knowing which power socket is being used in Australia you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Australia. If you are visiting Australia this page contains instructions showing you how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using their 230 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. Power sources change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a full list showing countries. If travelling to Australia from another region double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Australian power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD 7" Forth Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation firmware, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Australia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Australia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to an Australian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Australia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Australia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Australia. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Australia using 3 pin 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Australia. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Australia?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Australian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Australian power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by three thin slots forming an upside-down triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades. Please note that the neutral and live blades are reversed compared to Argentinian plug outlets so please check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible with an Australian power supply.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of the 7" Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Australian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts roughly 8 - 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Australia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 at £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, estimated cost around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.