Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Afghanistan

A guide showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Afghan power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Afghan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.The following step by step instructions shows how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when travelling to Afghanistan by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Afghanistan from another country ensure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Afghan power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation operating system, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation software update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Afghanistan

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Afghanistan?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Afghanistan.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Afghanistan?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Afghanistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Afghanistan (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Afghan trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose 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 around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Afghanistan using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Afghanistan?

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

A guide showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Afghan power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using 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. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Afghan power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 2nd generation from an Afghan power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an Afghan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Afghan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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 2nd generation. On the side of your situated to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle is approximately 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an Afghan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghan entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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