How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Tanzania

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type G power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type D power plug.

Tanzanian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Tanzania. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are in Tanzania by using the standard types G or D Tanzanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Tanzanians. When you are visiting Tanzania from a different region please ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay somewhere like Dar es Salaam or Mwanza we suggest referring to the Tanzanian Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Tanzanian power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this version of the Kindle Fire by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Tanzania

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel charger for Tanzania is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets in Tanzania (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. 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 adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Tanzanian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tanzania using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Tanzania.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Tanzania?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one 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. You can find the USB port on the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts 7 - 10 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Tanzanian 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 Tanzanian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with micro USB type B connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Tanzanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one 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. You can find the USB port on the side of the found next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates 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 depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts 7 - 10 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzanian 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/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