How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Bermuda

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B power charger.

Bermuda 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, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Bermuda you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you get there that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bermuda. If you are visiting Bermuda this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using their standard types B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type B wall outlets will be typically used by most Bermudans. Most power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Bermuda from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Bermuda power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX 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. This guide assumes that you are using firmware version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bermuda

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bermuda?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bermuda by using the correct power convertor.

Bermuda

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bermuda?

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bermudans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your Bermuda trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

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 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bermuda.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bermuda?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Bermuda 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. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your Kindle Fire HD7 inch Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life lasts around 7 to 10 hours. 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 Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Bermuda 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the Fire located to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly under 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life should last approximately 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Bermuda
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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, costs 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, around C$10.
  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, under C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.