How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Belgium

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Belgian power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when abroad.When going to Belgium the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the standard types E or C Belgian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E power outlets are used by most Belgians. If travelling to Belgium from another country please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Belgian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Belgium

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Belgium?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Belgian power outlet.

Belgium

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Belgium?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best international travel charger for Belgium is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belgians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Belgium

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Belgium.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Belgium. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Belgium?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Belgian 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. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet should last approximately 8 to 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet with Type B USB Micro cord and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Belgian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with one metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top right of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts roughly 8 - 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belgian entry on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, priced 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, costs under $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, around $15.