Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Austria

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Austrian power outlet using micro USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Austrian power outlet

If planning a trip it can be helpful to know if you can power all your vital electronics when you're there. However by not knowing which power socket is used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, meaning having to buy a suitable charger when you're there that might be incompatible. Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page is a step by step guide demonstrating how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Austria using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find most Austrians use the Type F plugs in their plug outlets. If you are visiting Austria from a different region please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following instructions show how to connect the Austrian power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Austria

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Austria?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Austria.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best travel power adapter for Austria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Austrians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Austrian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Austria 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to Austria using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Austria?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Austrian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using an Austrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 your located next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Austrian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Austrian power outlet with USB type B cable and a three pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Austrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Austrian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the 7 inch Kindle found to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet lasts 7 - 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Austrian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Austria
  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, 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 F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.