How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Tobago

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type B power charger.

Tobagonian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're travelling abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Tobago by using the standard Type B or A 115 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Tobagonians. Most power sources will change from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Tobago from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate 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 4th generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying at a city such as Scarborough or Queens Bay we also recommend reading the wikipedia.org entry about Tobago [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the Tobagonian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tobago

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Tobago?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Tobagonian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tobago?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Tobago to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Tobagonians use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tobago and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tobago using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tobago?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Tobagonian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the tablet battery life should last approximately 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Tobagonian power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Tobagonian 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 by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (called a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Forth Generation Kindle Fire should last around 8 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Tobago
  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, estimated cost C$25-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, costing C$10-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, 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.