How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Kosovo

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Kosovan power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Kosovan power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. When visiting Kosovo these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Kosovo from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Kosovan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kosovo

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kosovo by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kosovo?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel power adapter for Kosovo is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets in Kosovo (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Kosovan trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Kosovo we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kosovo and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kosovo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 Kosovo.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kosovo?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Kosovan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes roughly under 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation battery life lasts approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type F power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Kosovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large circular holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your tablet lasts 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovo Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced 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, priced C$5-C$10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costing around C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.