Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

A guide showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Central African power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type E USB plug.

Central African power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in The Central African Republic.This simple guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are visiting The Central African Republic by using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find most power sources differ depending on which region you're in so please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies list for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions and countries. When travelling to The Central African Republic from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on visiting a Central African city like Bangui we suggest reading the Central African Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

These instructions show how to connect the Central African power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 7.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your tablet. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Central African Republic

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Central African power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Central African Republic?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets in The Central African Republic (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Central African trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Central African Republic 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Central African Republic?

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Central African power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The 7 inch Kindle battery life should last 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 process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other with a single metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the 7 inch Kindle found to the right of the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Second Generation Kindle Fire is roughly 7 to 10 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Central African Wikipedia web 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&tag=wikiconnections-20&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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters