How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Sao Tome

Using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Sao Tome power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Sao Tome these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using their Type F or C Sao Tome 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Sao Tome from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you are planning to stay at a Sao Tome place such as São Tomé or Trindade we suggest referring to the Sao Tome Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Sao Tome power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of the Kindle Fire is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the Amazon site 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 Sao Tome

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Sao Tome to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Sao Tomean use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sao Tome 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Sao Tome.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Sao Tome?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Sao Tome 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 in the Sao Tome power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect 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 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Sao Tome power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular power outlet (called a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last approximately 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Sao Tome 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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