Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Singapore

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Singapore power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pin Type G power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type M power adapter

Singapore power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are travelling to Singapore by using their standard Type G, C or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Singaporeans typically use Type G plug outlets. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When visiting Singapore from another country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Singapore power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This particular version of Kindle tablet can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Singapore

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Singapore power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Singapore

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Singapore?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets in Singapore (G, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Singapore trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Singapore using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [11]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Singapore?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Singapore 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. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots in a triangular configuration. The most commonly found outlets in Singapore are Type G power outlets.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Singapore power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round holes next to each other. Type C power sockets in Singapore aren't as commonplace.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type M USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type M power outlet [9], can be identified by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins. Note that Type M plug sockets are less commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your 7" Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Fire should last 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  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, under C$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, costing under C$15.
  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 under C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost around C$15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.