How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in New Zealand

New Zealand power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

New Zealand power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in New Zealand. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are travelling abroad.If you are going to travel to New Zealand these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using their 230 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet, the New Zealanders will use AS/NZS 3112 plugs for power outlets. When you are visiting New Zealand from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on visiting tourist destinations such as Auckland or Christchurch refer to the wikipedia.org page about New Zealand [1] for more information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the New Zealand power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed firmware version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual.

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

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a New Zealand power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for New Zealand to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of 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 both New Zealand and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting New Zealand.
  • 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. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 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 Zealand. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in New Zealand?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a New Zealand power outlet

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a New Zealand power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the New Zealand power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your 7 inch Kindle Fire situated next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a New Zealand power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about New Zealand
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, 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, estimated price under C$15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.