Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Madagascar

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type D USB charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type E power adapter

Malagasy power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . If visiting Madagascar these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their standard Type D, C, E, J or K Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type D power outlets will be used by a majority of Malagasy. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Madagascar from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the Malagasy power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This model of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Madagascar

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Madagascar.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Malagasy use five different types of power outlets (types D, C, E, J and K) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Madagascar we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Madagascar and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Madagascar 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Madagascar?

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

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet using micro USB type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your 7" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life should last 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire Second Generation takes around less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life should last 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type E USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken round power supply, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB 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 your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type J USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type J USB power adapter into the wall supply. The squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet (technically called the Type J power outlet [11]) can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the 7" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your 7" Kindle is approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type K USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type K power outlet [13]) can be recognised by 3 large holes in an upside-down triangle shape and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts around 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - Madagascar page 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=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  12. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  14. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters