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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Austrian power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation . This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're in going to Austria.When you're travelling to Austria these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Austrians. When visiting Austria from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Austrian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle is identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Austria

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Austria by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Austria?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Austria is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Austrians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Austria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Austria?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using an Austrian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Austrian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  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 will find the USB port on the top right of the Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Fire battery life lasts approximately 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Austrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger 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 of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts 8 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Austrian wikipedia page
  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, estimated price under $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, under $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, estimated price around $15.