How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Somalia

Using type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Somali power outlet.

Somali power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Somalia the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C Somali wall outlet, with the Somalis using a Europlug for power outlets. Power sources are different regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Somalia from another country please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Somali power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this particular version of the Kindle Fire by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. For further information go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Somalia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Somalia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Somali power outlet by using a power convertor.

Somalia

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Somalia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Somalia. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall 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 Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Somalia 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Somalia.
  • 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 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 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 Somalia. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Somalia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Somali power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Somali power outlet with micro USB type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Somali 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 by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power 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 of the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly less than 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 tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Fire lasts 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Somali power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Somalia Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£5-£10 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).