How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Nigeria

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type D USB adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting Nigeria using their standard types G or D Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Nigeria from a different region please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Nigerian power outlet to your Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 7.5.1 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Nigeria

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Nigerian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Nigerians use two different standards of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nigeria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nigeria using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 Nigeria.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Nigeria?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is roughly 7 to 10 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Nigerian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Nigerian power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [7], can be identified by three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power 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 tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on the tablet should last around 7 - 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - wikipedia page about Nigeria
  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/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 2nd 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters