How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a three pin Type D USB adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Sierra Leone. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when Sierra Leone.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting Sierra Leone by using the standard types G or D Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Sierra Leone from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Sierra Leonean power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of the Kindle Fire is identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation OS update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Sierra Leone

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Sierra Leone?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Sierra Leoneans use (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus 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 or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Sierra Leone using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Sierra Leone?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Sierra Leonean 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. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Sierra Leonean 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. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [7]) looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 8 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Sierra Leone
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, costs 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).