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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Belgian power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a two pinned Type E power charger.

Belgian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.If travelling to Belgium this page has useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their standard E or C type Belgian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Belgians normally use Type E plugs in their wall outlets. You will find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Belgium from a different country please check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Belgian power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This model of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes that 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 Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit 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.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Belgium

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

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

Belgium

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for Belgium is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Belgians use (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Belgium we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belgium

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Belgium using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Belgium. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Belgium?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Belgian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Belgian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Belgian power outlet. This unearthed power supply, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life should last 7 to 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Belgian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Belgian power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Belgian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Belgian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle found next to the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet 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 device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life should last 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Belgian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belgium Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  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, between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $15 to $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15.