Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Gambia

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Gambian power outlet using Micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

Gambian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. When you are staying in Gambia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Gambian plug outlet, the Gambians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Gambia from another country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Gambian power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 7.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Gambia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Gambia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Gambian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Gambia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

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 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gambia 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Gambia using 3 pin 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gambia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Gambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Gambian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Gambian power outlet using Micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Gambian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Gambian power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. On the side of the tablet situated to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Second Generation Kindle Fire battery life should last 7 to 10 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Gambian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - Gambian 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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