Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Benin

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Beninese power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're in staying in Benin.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are visiting Benin using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Benin from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Beninese power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Benin

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Benin?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Beninese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Benin?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Benin to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Benin (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Beninese trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Benin and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Benin.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Benin. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Benin?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Beninese 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last around 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet with USB type B cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Beninese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of the 7" Kindle Fire HD found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HD takes under 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Beninese Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).