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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Tobagonian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying abroad.If you're visiting Tobago this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their Type B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Tobagonians normally use the Type B power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Tobago 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 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a Tobagonian city like Scarborough or Queens Bay please refer to the Tobago Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Tobagonian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon 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 Tobago

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

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Tobago to buy 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 Tobagonians 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 just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Tobagonian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power 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 Tobago

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 2nd generation, 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 can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. 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 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Tobago.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Tobago?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Tobagonian 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. At the side of your Kindle found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7 inch 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 100 percent 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 more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

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

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

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Tobagonian 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 where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your found next to the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian 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 Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst 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 charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tobago Wikipedia page
  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, 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, priced at between $5 to $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 cost 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.