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

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Malian power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a two pin Type E USB adapter.

Malian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing 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 Mali by using the standard types E or C Malian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Mali from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Malian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Mali

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Malians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mali 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mali using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Mali?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Malian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Malian 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malian power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 your Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet lasts roughly 8 - 11 hours. For more 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 life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malian power outlet

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

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

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Malian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 8 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Malian page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 4th 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