Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Australia

Using Type B micro USB connector with a Type I USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Australian power outlet.

Australian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting Australia using the 230 volt 50Hz Type I Australian plug supply. If visiting Australia from a different region please double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt 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 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Australian power outlet to the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular version of Kindle tablet can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Australia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Australia by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Australia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Australia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Australia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Australia. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Australia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Australian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Australian 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Australian power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth. Be aware that the neutral and live pins are reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets, please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible in Australia.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB 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 the found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Australian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Australian country page on Wikipedia
  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$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, priced at 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, under C$20.