How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Barbuda

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type B USB adapter.

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Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Barbuda by using their Type B or A Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Barbuda from another region double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like St. John's or All Saints we also recommend referring to the Barbuda Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Barbudan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version is identified 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. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation firmware update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. Go to the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Barbuda

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Barbuda by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Barbuda is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Barbudans use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

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 4th generation, but for visitors 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 can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Barbuda.
  • 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 offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life should last approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type B power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top right of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD7 located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is around 8 to 11 hours. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Barbuda Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under £3.
  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, around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.