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

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tunisian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

Tunisian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it is helpful to know if you'll be able to use your indispensable electronics at your destination. However without knowing which power supply is used you could bring the wrong charger, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Different region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tunisia. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation abroad.These instructions will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're in Tunisia by using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Tunisians will typically use the Type E plug outlets. If travelling to Tunisia from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying somewhere like Tunis we suggest referring to the Tunisian country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Tunisian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised 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. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tunisia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Tunisian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Tunisia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Tunisians use (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 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 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 visiting Tunisia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Tunisia?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Tunisian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 the Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7" Forth Generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts 8 - 11 hours. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tunisian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tunisian power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type E USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Tunisian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet (known as the Type E power outlet [7]) can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with one metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the 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 located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life 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 procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tunisian country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing around £10.
  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, £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs under £10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.