Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting Kenya

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Kenyan power outlet using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

Kenyan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was written to help assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when travelling abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting Kenya using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G Kenyan plug outlet, with the Kenyans using 13 amp plugs for charging. If visiting Kenya from a different region please check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Kenyan power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire can be identified 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. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Kenya

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Kenya?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Kenyan power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Kenya to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Kenyan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kenya and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kenya.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kenya.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Kenya?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Kenyan power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Kenyan power outlet using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Kenyan 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 taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts around 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Kenyan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya - Kenyan country 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=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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).