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

Canadian power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Canadian power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Canada it can be helpful to know if you can use any common electronics such as mobiles and laptops that you'll be bringing along with you. However by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Canada you may pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation . These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Canada.This page has step by step instructions which shows what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when travelling to Canada by using a standard 120 volt 60Hz A Type Canadian power outlet, with the Canadians using NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Canada from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay somewhere such as Toronto or Montreal read the Wikipedia entry about Canada [1] for further information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Canadian power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle tablet can be identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. Visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Canada

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Canada by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Canada?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Canada to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as 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 wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 America going to Canada using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Canada?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Canadian 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 a Canadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Canadian 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 power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your Kindle found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7 inch Kindle Fire lasts approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Canadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Wikipedia entry about Canada
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters