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

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type A USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B USB plug.

Colombian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. If visiting Colombia this page has instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Colombia from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Colombian power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this model of Kindle by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information 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 guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Colombia

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

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

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Colombia?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Colombia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Colombians use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Colombian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on the 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 travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a flexible power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Colombia 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 visiting Colombia.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Colombia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Colombian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Colombian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Colombian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your Fire found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 7 inch Kindle Fire is approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Colombian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Colombian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Colombian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - Colombian 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=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A 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 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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