How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Benin

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Beninese power outlet using USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type E power adapter.

Beninese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Benin by using their Type E or C Beninese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Benin from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Beninese power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle can be recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Benin

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Benin?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Beninese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Benin?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel charger for Benin to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Beninese use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip to Benin or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come 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 adaptor 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 - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as 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 a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Benin. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Benin?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Beninese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Beninese power outlet. The wall supply can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 inch located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Fire battery life should last approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Beninese power outlet

Using USB Type B cord and a three pinned Type E power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Beninese power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a 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 insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Beninese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 battery life lasts approximately 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Beninese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Benin
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).