How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Kenya

Using USB type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Kenyan power outlet.

Kenyan power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your important electrical devices when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you needing to borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when Kenya.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're in Kenya using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Kenyans using a 13 amp plug for charging. Most power sockets will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If you are travelling to Kenya from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Kenyan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation Fire operating system, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kenya

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kenya?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kenya by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kenya?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Kenya is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters 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 travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kenya.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kenya.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Kenya?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Kenyan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Kenyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Kenyan power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the located to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya - Wikipedia web page about Kenya
  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