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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Gabonese power outlet.

Gabonese power outlet

Different voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Gabon this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Gabonese plug outlet, with the Gabonese using Europlugs for power outlets. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Gabon from a different country please check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Gabonese power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model 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. These instructions assume you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Gabon

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

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Gabon?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Gabon 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 handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your 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, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Gabon we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 North America visiting Gabon.
  • 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gabon.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Gabon?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Gabonese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Gabonese 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. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 tablet situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life should last 7 to 10 hours. 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 C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Gabonese power outlet

See also

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