How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to The Republic of the Congo

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Congo power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type D power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a double pin Type E USB charger

Congo power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are going to The Republic of the Congo.These instructions will show what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting The Republic of the Congo by using their Type E, C or D Congo 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources will vary regionally so please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from a different region please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you intend on visiting a Congo destination such as Kinshasa or Lubumbashi we also suggest referring to the The Republic of the Congo Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location.

The following page shows how to connect the Congo power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Congo power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Congolese use (E, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but 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 is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Republic of the Congo using 3 pin type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Congo power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last around 8 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [7], looks like three round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of your 7 inch Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts 8 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Congo power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  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 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of the Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch battery life lasts approximately 8 to 11 hours. For further information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - The Republic of the Congo 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=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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).