Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Costa Rica

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Costa Rican power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are travelling to Costa Rica using their standard B or A type Costa Rican 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B wall outlets are typically used by most Costa Ricans. You'll find power supplies will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Costa Rica from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Costa Rican power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model is recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation OS update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Costa Rica

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Costa Rica.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Costa Rica?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation the best travel charger for Costa Rica to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Costa Ricans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Costa Rica

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Costa Rica.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Costa Rica.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Costa Rica?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Costa Rican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Costa Rican 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Costa Rican power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Costa Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle lasts roughly 8 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Costa Rican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type B power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Costa Rican 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 plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Costa Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HD takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation lasts 8 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rica - Costa Rican 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=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 4th 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