Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Eritrea

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Eritrean power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 3 pin Type L power charger.

Eritrean power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These step-by-step instructions shows you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're in Eritrea by using their standard L or C type Eritrean 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Eritrea from another region please check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Eritrean power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle model is recognised 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 you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Eritrea

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to an Eritrean power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Eritrea is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Eritrea (L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Eritrean trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Eritrea and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Eritrea.
  • 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Eritrea?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Eritrean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Eritrean power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Eritrean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Eritrean power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Fire HD located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts roughly 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 battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Eritrean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Eritrean power outlet

Using USB Type B cord with a three pin Type L power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Eritrean power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the Eritrean power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped power outlet, sometimes known as a Type L power outlet [7], looks like 3 large circular holes forming a line. Please note there are two different variations of Type L plug supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm thick round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 right of the situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to completely charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life lasts 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea - Eritrea 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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £30 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, costing under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).