How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mauritius

Using USB micro Type B cord and a Type G USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Mauritian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a two pin Type C Europlug power plug.

Mauritian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially for the first time traveller. When you are going to Mauritius this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their Type G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets are typically used by a majority of Mauritians. If you are visiting Mauritius from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Mauritian power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation operating system, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mauritius

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Mauritius?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mauritius.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Mauritius is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Mauritians use two different standards of power outlets (G and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mauritius and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritius.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Mauritius. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Mauritius?

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

Using USB micro Type B cord and a Type G USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Mauritian 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. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Mauritian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB 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 can find the USB port on the side of the situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your tablet lasts 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Mauritian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Mauritian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle located next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mauritius page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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, costing 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 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).