Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Tanzania

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

Tanzanian power outlet

If planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you get there. But by not knowing which power supply is being used you could pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Tanzania this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by using their standard G or D type Tanzanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Tanzanians will normally use the Type G plug outlets. When visiting Tanzania from a different region please double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Tanzanian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of Kindle tablet can be 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 rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tanzania

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tanzania.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tanzania?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel charger for Tanzania is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Tanzanians use (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Tanzania we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tanzania using 3 pinned type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tanzania?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tanzanian 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Tanzanian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the top of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life should last 8 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tanzanian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Tanzanian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  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 4th generation. On the top of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzania page on Wikipedia
  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/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 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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 (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).