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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malawian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type G USB charger.

Malawian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying abroad.This page is a step by step guide showing how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're travelling to Malawi using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Malawian power outlet, with the Malawians using 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Malawi from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay in a Malawian city like Lilongwe or Blantyre please refer to the Malawian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Malawian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 7.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update to make sure you have the latest features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Malawi

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Malawi by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Malawi to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as 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 included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Malawian trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Malawi.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and 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 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 Malawi.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Malawi?

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Malawian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Malawian 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 the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 the Kindle Fire Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the battery life on your 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 battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi - Malawian Wikipedia web 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=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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters