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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an American power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type B power adapter.

American power outlet

When planning a vacation to America it is useful to know in advance if you can use all your essential electronics that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which power supply is used in America you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in America. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are travelling to America by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Americans normally use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to America from a different region check that it is compatible with a 120 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following guide shows how to connect the American power outlet to your 7" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of the Kindle is identified 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 rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest features for your device. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in America

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in America by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for America is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Americans use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your American trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for America

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both America and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to America.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting America.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in America?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an American power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using an American power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of the 7" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The 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 the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an American power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the American power outlet you will need 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 American power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the top right of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is 8 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American power outlet

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=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, costs 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 C$5-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, 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, C$15-C$20.