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

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet with micro USB type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Malian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . If travelling to Mali these useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their standard E or C type Malian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Mali from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Malian city like Bamako or Sikasso we also suggest reading the Mali Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Malian power outlet to your Fire 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 Kindle tablet 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 software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit 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 guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mali

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

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

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mali?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Malians use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Malian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mali 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Mali.
  • 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. This gives almost the same functionality 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mali?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Malian 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 plug supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. 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 Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will show 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 the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle lasts around 7 - 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 Malian power outlet

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

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type E USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] 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 circular wall outlet (sometimes called a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect 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 Kindle tablet found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a charging 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 may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Mali 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=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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters