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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko power charger.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying abroad.This page is a step by step guide showing how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're travelling to New Caledonia using the standard Type F or C New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to New Caledonia from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle tablet can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation firmware, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in New Caledonia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in New Caledonia?

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

New Caledonia

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in New Caledonia?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your New Caledonian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to New Caledonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in New Caledonia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the New Caledonian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire is around 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 can find the USB port at the side of your 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet is approximately 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about New Caledonia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price 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, under C$20.