How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Djibouti

Using USB type B cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Djiboutian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

Djiboutian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions tells you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're travelling to Djibouti using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Djibouti from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a Djiboutian place such as Djibouti or Ali Sabieh we suggest referring to the Djibouti country page on wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Djiboutian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Djibouti

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Djibouti.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Djibouti is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Djibouti (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Djibouti.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Djibouti?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Djiboutian 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. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top right of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life is 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using micro USB type B cable with a Type E power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Djiboutian 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. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  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. You will find the USB port on the top right of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 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 charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Djibouti country page 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 under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, priced under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).