Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Ecuador

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are abroad.If visiting Ecuador these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using their standard B or A type Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Ecuador from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Ecuador

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Ecuador?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation and visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Ecuador is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ecuadorians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Ecuadorian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

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 4th generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ecuador 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Ecuador.
  • 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 originating 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Ecuador?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Ecuadorian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is approximately 8 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 the Kindle Fire Forth Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts around 8 - 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 life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuadorian country 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=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