How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Cameroon

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Cameroonian power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a double pinned Type E USB charger.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, 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 4th generation . These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're going to Cameroon.If you're going to Cameroon this page has instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using their standard types E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Cameroon from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Cameroonian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this model of the Kindle by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Cameroon

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Cameroon?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Cameroon by using a power convertor.

Cameroon

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Cameroon?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Cameroon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Cameroonians use (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This 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 keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge 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 grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cameroon 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Cameroon.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Cameroon?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Cameroonian power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Cameroonian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type E power charger.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Cameroonian power outlet you will need 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 in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is roughly 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Cameroon country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).