How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Chile

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type L power charger.

Chilean power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are staying abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're in Chile by using the standard types L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type L plug outlets are used by most Chileans. When you are travelling to Chile from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Chilean power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation firmware, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Chile

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Chilean power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Chile?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Chile to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Chile (types L and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Chile using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Chile?

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Chilean 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts roughly 7 - 10 hours. For more information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Chilean power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type L USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet by 3 holes in a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note that there are two different types of Type L power supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during recharging. The tablet battery life is roughly 7 to 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chilean entry on Wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters