How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Cameroon

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Cameroonian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.When you're planning a trip to Cameroon the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the standard E or C type Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Cameroon from another country double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Douala or Yaoundé please read the Cameroonian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Cameroonian power outlet to your Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 7.5.1 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon website 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 Cameroon

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Cameroon?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Cameroon.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Cameroonians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility 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 smartphones and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cameroon 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Cameroon 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 is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Cameroon.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Cameroon?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Cameroonian 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 the tablet found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in 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 Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type E power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. This sunken circular wall supply (sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 your located next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is around 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Cameroonian 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&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