How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Benin

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Beninese power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Beninese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. When staying in Benin this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Benin from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Beninese power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular model of the Kindle is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Benin

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Benin by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation the best travel adapter for Benin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Beninese use (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

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 2nd generation, however for those also wanting 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 visitors of regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Benin 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Benin.
  • 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Benin.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Benin?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Beninese 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector 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 found next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes around 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Beninese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Beninese power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply (known as the Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector 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 found next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin - Wikipedia.org page about Benin
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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