Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . When you are staying in The British Virgin Islands the following useful instructions show how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their standard B or A type British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on taking a trip to a British Virgin Islands place like Road Town read the Wikipedia.org web page about The British Virgin Islands [1] for further details.

These instructions show how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that British Virgin Islanders use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports 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, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The British Virgin Islands we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by the two slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet situated to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the battery life on your Fire lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with Type B micro USB connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the 7 inch Kindle Fire found next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life should last roughly 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 procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about The British Virgin Islands
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced around $10.
  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 B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.