Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Swaziland

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Swazi power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type M USB charger.

Swazi power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're staying in Swaziland.If planning a vacation to Swaziland the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type M plug supply. If you are visiting Swaziland from another country check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. If you're planning on visiting a Swazi city like Manzini we suggest reading the wikipedia entry about Swaziland [1] for more information.

This guide shows how to connect the Swazi power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby 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 VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation operating system, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Swaziland

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Swazi power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Swaziland?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Swaziland is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Swaziland using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Swaziland?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Swazi power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Swazi power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Swazi power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three large holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation is approximately 8 - 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Swazi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - wikipedia entry about Swaziland
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M 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 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters