How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Zambia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Zambian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type G power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Zambian power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you're there. However without knowing which power supply is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.If you are staying in Zambia the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using their Type G, C or D Zambian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Zambians. When you are travelling to Zambia from another region please ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Zambian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation 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. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Zambia

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Zambia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of plug sockets that Zambians use (types G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Zambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Zambia 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Zambia 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Zambia.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Zambia?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Zambian power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Zambian 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. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes around 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 recharging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts roughly 8 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Zambian power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Zambian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Zambian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 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 recharging process. The tablet battery life is roughly 8 - 11 hours depending on use. 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 Zambian power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type D power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Zambian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Zambian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of your Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life is 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Zambian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia - Zambia 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=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, estimated cost under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costs under $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. 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).