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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mexican power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a 3 pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B power charger.

Mexican power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mexico. These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they're going to Mexico.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mexico using their Type B or A Mexican 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Mexicans will typically use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Mexico from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your 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 how to connect the Mexican power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle tablet can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mexico

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Mexico?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Mexico to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Mexicans use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Mexican trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mexico and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Mexico.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mexico.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mexico?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mexican power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mexican power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Mexican power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral. Type A electrical sockets in Mexico aren't as commonplace but could still found in some hotels.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 your tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts approximately 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mexican 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 2nd generation from a Mexican power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type B USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mexican power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Mexican power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Mexican power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin. Type B power outlets are the most common sockets found in Mexico.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the 7" Kindle situated next to the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. The battery life on your tablet lasts 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mexican power outlet

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  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