Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in New Zealand

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a New Zealand power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type I power adapter.

New Zealand power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they are abroad.When you are staying in New Zealand these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet, the New Zealanders will use AS/NZS 3112 plugs for charging. If travelling to New Zealand from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend to stay in a tourist destination such as Auckland or Wellington please refer to the wikipedia entry about New Zealand [1] for more indepth information.

This guide shows how to connect the New Zealand power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire can be identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

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

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in New Zealand?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in New Zealand.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for New Zealand is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to 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 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your New Zealand trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to New Zealand we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to New Zealand.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in New Zealand?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type I power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a New Zealand power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a New Zealand power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the 3 thin slots in a triangle shape with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of the found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Fire lasts 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a New Zealand power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about New Zealand
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, 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, C$10-C$15.
  7. 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.