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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type A power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Colombian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Colombia. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're going to Colombia.This useful guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting Colombia by using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Colombia from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Colombian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Colombia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Colombian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Colombia?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Colombia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Colombians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Colombia. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Colombia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Colombia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Colombia?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Colombian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Colombian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of the Kindle Fire HD 7" Forth Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life lasts around 8 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Colombian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - Colombia country Wiki page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A 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 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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