Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Burkina Faso

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Burkinabe power outlet with USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire using a Type E power adapter.

Burkinabe power outlet

Complicated standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions which shows how to power your Kindle Fire when going to Burkina Faso using their standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Burkina Faso from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Burkinabe power outlet to the Fire. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update which makes sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Burkina Faso

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Burkina Faso?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Burkinabe power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Burkina Faso?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Burkina Faso is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Burkina Faso (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Burkina Faso we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Burkina Faso.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Burkina Faso?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using the Burkinabe power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Burkinabe power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Burkinabe 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 from a Burkinabe power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type E power adapter to power your Kindle Fire with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire from the Burkinabe power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during the recharging process. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Burkina Faso country wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  5. 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, estimated price under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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 cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).