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

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type D power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type E power charger

Malagasy power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Madagascar it is helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices such as mobile phones and laptops when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Madagascar by using the standard types D, C, E, J or K Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Malagasy use Type D sockets in their power outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Madagascar from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning to stay at a place such as Antananarivo or Toamasina we suggest referring to the Malagasy Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Malagasy power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. 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. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Madagascar

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Malagasy power outlet by using a power convertor.

Madagascar

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Madagascar is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Malagasy use five different types of wall outlets (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included 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 quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Madagascar or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient 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 travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Madagascar.
  • 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar. [15]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Madagascar?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The power supply can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Fire battery life is 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [7]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one 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. You'll find the USB port at the top right of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 8 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Type E power outlet [9] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two large circular adjacent holes along with a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  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. You will find the USB port on the top right of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 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 battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Type J USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your Kindle Fire HD 7" Forth Generation found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle battery life is 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type K power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type K power outlet [13]) looks like three large holes forming a triangular shape and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top right of the located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malagasy Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£5-£10 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, estimated price under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  11. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  12. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  13. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  14. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).