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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Gambian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type G power charger.

Gambian power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when going abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Gambia by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, the Gambians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Gambia from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

This guide shows how to connect the Gambian power outlet to your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 inch and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be 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 back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, 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 fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Gambia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Gambian power outlet.

Gambia

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Gambia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. 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 whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of 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 under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Gambia.
  • 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gambia. [7]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Gambia?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Gambian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Gambian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Gambian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB 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. At the top of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charging 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, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your tablet lasts around 8 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Gambia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$5).
  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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).