How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in New Caledonia

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a New Caledonian power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

New Caledonian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in New Caledonia. This useful guide will show you what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are travelling to New Caledonia by using the standard types F or C New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting New Caledonia from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend on staying at a New Caledonian place like Nouméa please read the New Caledonian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD 7" Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised 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 back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation OS, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in New Caledonia

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

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

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in New Caledonia?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in New Caledonia (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers on your trip to New Caledonia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to New Caledonia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in New Caledonia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a New Caledonian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the New Caledonian power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 inch situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 8 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Schuko Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life lasts roughly 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, 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, costing under 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 cost 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, priced C$15-C$20.