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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with micro USB Type B cord and a three pinned Type G USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pin Type D USB charger.

Ghanaian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ghana. The following instructions shows exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're in Ghana using their types G or D Ghanaian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Ghana from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Ghanaian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ghana

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ghana by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Ghana is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ghanaians use two different standards of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to 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 tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ghana and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Ghana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ghana?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with micro USB Type B cord and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Ghanaian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 will find the USB port on the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device whilst charging. The Kindle tablet 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 battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Ghanaian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is around 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - wikipedia.org entry about Ghana
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters