How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting Uganda

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Ugandan power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

Ugandan power outlet

Differing voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they're abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when going to Uganda by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ugandan plug outlet, the Ugandans will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When visiting Uganda from another country please check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Ugandan power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation 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 rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Uganda

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Uganda 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Uganda.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Uganda?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Ugandan power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Ugandan 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. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the is roughly 8 to 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda - Ugandan country Wiki 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=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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, costs under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).