How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Benin

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Beninese power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type E power plug.

Beninese power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when abroad.When going to Benin the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the standard types E or C Beninese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Benin from a different country check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Beninese power outlet to your Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this make of Kindle Fire by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Benin

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in Benin?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Beninese power outlet.

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What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Benin?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Benin to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Beninois 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 changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Benin. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Benin 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Benin. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Benin?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Beninese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Beninese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd 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 8.9 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 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. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet (known as the Type E power outlet [7]) can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Fire battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Benin Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd 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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).