How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Cape Verde

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using micro USB Type B cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.If you're going to Cape Verde this page has useful instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using their standard types F or C Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of Cape Verdeans will normally use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. When you are travelling to Cape Verde from another country please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle is recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Cape Verde

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Cape Verde?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Cape Verde.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Cape Verde?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Cape Verde 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 that Cape Verdeans use (F and C) and bringing 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 plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Cape Verde we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cape Verde and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Cape Verde.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 Cape Verde.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Cape Verde?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using micro USB Type B cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Cape Verdean power outlet you will 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 into the Cape Verdean power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet 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 to 100% 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 tablet should last roughly 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB cord with a Type F power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger 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 Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 8 to 11 hours. 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 Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Wikipedia.org page about Cape Verde
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 4th 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