How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Argentina

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Argentinean power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a three pin Type I USB adapter.

Argentinean power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use your vital electronics when you get there. But, without knowing which power socket is used in Argentina you could bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Varying complicated region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're travelling abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when going to Argentina by using the I or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Argentineans use Type I wall outlets. You will find power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest reading the South America and power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Argentina from another region check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device 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 overheating when charging it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Argentinean power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle 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 back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the manufacturers website 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 Argentina

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

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

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What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Argentina?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Argentina is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Argentinians use (types I and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Argentina.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Argentina. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Argentina?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Argentinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your Kindle Fire HD7" Forth Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life lasts around 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type I USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the Argentinean power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 thin slots forming a triangular shape with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades. Please note that the neutral and live blades are configured reversed compared to Chinese and Australian power outlets so check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible in Argentina.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top right of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 8 to 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Argentinean Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price £5-£10.
  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. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  8. 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, £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.