Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Chile

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Chilean power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable and a Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a three pin Type L power charger.

Chilean power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're staying in Chile.This page is a step by step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're travelling to Chile using the standard L or C type Chilean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Chileans will use the Type L plugs in their wall outlets. You'll find power will change from region to region therefore please read the South America and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Chile from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Santiago we also suggest reading the Chilean Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

These instructions show how to connect the Chilean power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Chile

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

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

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Chile?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Chile is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Chileans use two different standards of plug sockets (types L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Chile we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Chile using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Chile?

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Chilean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Chilean power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the top right of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely recharge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life should last around 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type L USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Chilean power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chilean power outlet. You can recognise this hexagon shaped wall supply by the three large adjecent holes in a line. Please note there are two different variations of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp power outlet has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top right of the situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 8 - 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chilean Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters