How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting The Republic of the Congo

Simple instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type E power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug USB plug and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type D USB adapter

Congo power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . These step-by-step instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in The Republic of the Congo by using their Type E, C or D Congo 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Congo power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation Fire OS, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in The Republic of the Congo?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Congolese use three different standards of plug sockets (types E, C and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the 7" Kindle Fire lasts 7 to 10 hours. 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 charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 Kindle located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is around 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Congo page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters