How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Ecuador

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B power charger.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ecuador. When staying in Ecuador these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the standard types B or A Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Ecuador from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS 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 manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ecuador

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ecuador by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Ecuadorians use (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight 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 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ecuador using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ecuador?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian 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 insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power 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 found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 5 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Ecuadorian 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 Ecuadorian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 5 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuadorian Wikipedia 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=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 2nd 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