Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Micronesia

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Micronesia. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.This page contains a useful guide which shows how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're travelling to Micronesia using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Micronesia from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally 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 (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Micronesian power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest features for your device. 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 instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Micronesia

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Micronesian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 wishing 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 Micronesia 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 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 for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes under 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last roughly 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet

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

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life should last around 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 Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesia Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 under C$5.
  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, estimated price around C$10.
  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, estimated cost under C$5.
  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.