How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in The British Virgin Islands

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type B power plug.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're going abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in The British Virgin Islands by using the standard types B or A British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay at a British Virgin Islands place like Road Town please read the Wikipedia entry about The British Virgin Islands [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised 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. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in The British Virgin Islands?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different types of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will display a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts roughly 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 inch situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your lasts around 8 to 11 hours depending on use. For further 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 process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about The British Virgin Islands
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, under C$30.
  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, under C$15.
  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, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under C$20.