How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting The Cayman Islands

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type A power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

If packing for a vacation to The Cayman Islands it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any devices when you arrive. But, without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there that could be incompatible. Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are visiting The Cayman Islands.When visiting The Cayman Islands this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using the Type B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Caymanians. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting The Cayman Islands from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Cayman Islands power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 7.5.1 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Cayman Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Cayman Islands.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Cayman Islands?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Caymanians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 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 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters 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 converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Cayman Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Cayman Islands?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Cayman Islands 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. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The 7" Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Cayman Islands 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The 7" Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - wikipedia web page about The Cayman Islands
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters