How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Burundi

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type E USB adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Burundi. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting Burundi using their types E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Burundi from another country check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Burundian power outlet to your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation Fire OS operating system, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Burundi

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Burundian power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best travel power adapter for Burundi is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Burundi (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the 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 overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this 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 different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Burundi and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 visiting Burundi using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico 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 just 1 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 generous 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Burundi?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Burundian power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Burundian 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. The plug outlet, also called the Europlug, is identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle battery life should last approximately 7 - 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 the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type E power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be recognised by the two holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Burundian 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 7 inch Kindle takes around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 battery life lasts approximately 7 to 10 hours. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundian Wikipedia 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&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