Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Micronesia

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Micronesian power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type B power adapter.

Micronesian power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are travelling to Micronesia using their standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power supplies change regionally therefore we recommend reading the Oceania and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Micronesia from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on travelling to a Micronesian destination such as Weno we recommend referring to the Micronesian entry on wikipedia [1] for more details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Micronesian power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation 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. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Micronesia

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Micronesian power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Micronesia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Micronesia (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your Micronesian trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers 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 speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Micronesia we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Micronesia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Micronesia.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Micronesian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Micronesian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one 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 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top right of your Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts 8 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Micronesian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cable and a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Micronesian power outlet. This power outlet (called the Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire HD display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 8 - 11 hours. For more information on charging 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 Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Micronesian entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 $5 to $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, estimated cost 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, priced between $5 to $10.
  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.