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

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Afghan power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Afghan power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation . If you are staying in Afghanistan this page has useful instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Afghanistan from a different region double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning to visit an Afghan place such as Kabul or Kandahar we also suggest referring to the Afghanistan Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Afghan power outlet to the 7" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this version of the Kindle tablet 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 back. These instructions assume that you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the latest features for your tablet. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Afghanistan

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Afghanistan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Afghans use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs 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 Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

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, however for those 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 crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Afghanistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Afghanistan?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Afghan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Afghan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Afghan power outlet. This power outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet using Type B USB cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using an Afghan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Afghan power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type 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 tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the is 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 process and battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghanistan Wikipedia web 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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  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, costing between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.