How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Zimbabwe

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Zimbabwe power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type D power adapter.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are going to Zimbabwe.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are visiting Zimbabwe using their standard types G or D Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Zimbabweans use the Type G power outlets. You will discover most power supplies change regionally so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. When you are visiting Zimbabwe from a different region please ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the 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 over-heating when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Zimbabwe power outlet to your Kindle Fire HD7 Forth Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. 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 back. These instructions assume that you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Zimbabwe

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Zimbabwe by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Zimbabwe is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Zimbabweans use two different types of plug sockets (types G and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Zimbabwe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Zimbabwe?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Zimbabwe 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 the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Zimbabwe power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 right of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is around 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 charging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type D power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Zimbabwe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Zimbabwe power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD7 Forth Generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD7 Forth Generation battery life lasts approximately 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe - Wikipedia page about Zimbabwe
  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
  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