Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Cape Verde

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

If you are planning a vacation to Cape Verde it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is used in Cape Verde you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a potentially expensive charger on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Differing region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. The following instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when going to Cape Verde by using their standard F or C type Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are used by a majority of Cape Verdeans. When travelling to Cape Verde from a different country please double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to the 7" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle model is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes that you have installed version 7.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle Fire. Go to Amazon 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 Cape Verde

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Cape Verde.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Cape Verde is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Cape Verde (F 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 handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cape Verde using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Cape Verde?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean 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. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. The wall outlet is recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is approximately 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of 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 your 7" Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The 7" Kindle battery life should last 7 to 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 life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verde 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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