Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type D power adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are visiting Sierra Leone using their standard G or D type Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power supplies vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the Africa and power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Sierra Leone from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This guide shows how to connect the Sierra Leonean power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle model is identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation Fire OS, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Sierra Leone

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Sierra Leone?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best travel charger for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Sierra Leone (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Sierra Leone using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Sierra Leone?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle is around 7 to 10 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of the situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Wikipedia.org entry about Sierra Leone
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters