How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Malawi

Using USB Micro type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malawian power outlet.

Malawian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're staying abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're in Malawi using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type Malawian wall outlet, with the Malawians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Malawi from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Malawian destination like Lilongwe refer to the Malawian country Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Malawian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Malawi

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Malawian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Malawi to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. 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 simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting 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 or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malawi and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Malawi using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. 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 Malawi. [7]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Malawi?

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

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Malawian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malawian power outlet you will need 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 plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 Fire takes around 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 8 to 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malawian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malawian country Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, costs under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).