Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Burkina Faso

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug power charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Burkinabe power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they're staying abroad.This step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Burkina Faso using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Burkina Faso from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show how to connect the Burkinabe power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you are using Fire operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Burkina Faso

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Burkinabe power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets in Burkina Faso (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Burkina Faso.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Burkina Faso?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Burkinabe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your 7 inch Kindle found to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The 7 inch Kindle battery life should last approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Burkinabe power outlet with USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Burkinabe power outlet you'll 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 in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle located next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes roughly under 5 hours to completely charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on the tablet should last 7 - 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkinabe 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=200939330&tag=wikiconnections-20&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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters