Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Ghana

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a three pinned Type D power adapter.

Ghanaian power outlet

Differing region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when going to Ghana using their standard G or D type Ghanaian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Ghana from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Ghanaian place such as Accra we also suggest reading the Ghana entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Ghanaian power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of the latest 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 an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation Fire OS, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Ghana

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Ghanaian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Ghana?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Ghana is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Ghana (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Ghanaian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ghana 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Ghana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Ghana?

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

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Ghanaian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle is approximately 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type D power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Ghanaian 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. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [7]) looks like three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life should last roughly 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghana 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/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 4th 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. 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
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters