How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Gabon

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Gabonese power outlet by using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Gabonese power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when Gabon.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting Gabon by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C Gabonese plug outlet, the Gabonese will use Europlugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Gabon from a different region please ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Gabonese power outlet to the 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 Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of Kindle Fire is identified 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 back. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation firmware update to make sure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Gabon

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Gabonese power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Gabon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Gabon. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters 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 e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gabon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 Gabon.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gabon.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Gabon?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Gabonese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Gabonese power outlet by using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Gabonese 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 the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top right of the found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Gabonese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabon - Gabonese entry on Wikipedia
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters