Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in America

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American power outlet with type B USB micro cable and a Type A USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B USB plug.

American power outlet

If packing for a trip to America it can often be useful to know if you can power your devices that you are bringing along. Without knowing which power socket to expect you could end up either weighing your bags down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, therefore needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge that could be incompatible and damage the device. Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.This page has useful instructions telling you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when travelling to America by using their standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Americans will use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to America from another country check that it is compatible with a 120 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (usually 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 American power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you are using Fire OS version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in America

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in America.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in America?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best travel charger for America is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in America (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for America

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting America using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting America.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in America?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a Type A USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American power outlet you'll 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 plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the American power outlet. The power supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Second Generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts roughly 7 to 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an American power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an American power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the American power outlet you will 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 plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an American power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://www.visittheusa.co.uk/ - Visit The USA
  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, 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, priced under C$10.
  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, priced 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, costing under C$20.