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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type C power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a three pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type M USB charger

Singapore power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.If you're travelling to Singapore these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the standard types G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Singaporeans normally use the Type G plug outlets. If travelling to Singapore from another country please check that 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 the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Singapore power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle tablet 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. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Singapore

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Singapore?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Singapore by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Singapore is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Singaporeans use three different types of plug sockets (types G, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Singapore trip or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering 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 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 visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Singapore.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Singapore?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. The most common sockets found in Singapore are Type G plug sockets.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity 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 tablet battery life lasts approximately 8 to 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 recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Singapore power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [7]) can be identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral. Be aware that Type C power outlets are less common in Singapore.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 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 the tablet lasts roughly 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern. Type M power outlets in Singapore might not be as common.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes 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 the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 8 to 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.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, costing C$15-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, estimated price 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, 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, C$15-C$20.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.