Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Latvia

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Latvian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Latvian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.If travelling to Latvia this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their standard F or C type Latvian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Latvia from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Latvian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Latvia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Latvia by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Latvia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Latvians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; 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 different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Latvia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 Latvia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Latvia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Latvia.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Latvia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Latvian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Latvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is around 7 - 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Latvian power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Latvian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Latvian power outlet. This recessed round power supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life should last roughly 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Latvian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia - Latvia 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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