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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mauritian power outlet using Type B USB connector with a Type G power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Mauritian power outlet

If organizing a holiday it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any electrical devices such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket is being used in Mauritius you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they are visiting Mauritius.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are in Mauritius using their Type G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Mauritians will typically use the Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When visiting Mauritius from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on staying in a city such as Port Louis we also suggest referring to the Wikipedia.org page about Mauritius [1] for more information.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Mauritian power outlet to your Kindle 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 Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation OS, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Mauritius

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Mauritius?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Mauritius by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mauritius is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Mauritians use two different standards of power outlets (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Mauritius.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Mauritius?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mauritian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mauritian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Mauritian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top right of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is 8 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mauritian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a 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 the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Mauritian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of the 7" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. The battery life on your tablet lasts 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Wikipedia.org page about Mauritius
  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/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 4th 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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