How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Burkina Faso

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Burkinabe power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Burkinabe power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.This page has instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Burkina Faso using their Type E or C Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Burkina Faso from a different region please ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Burkinabe power outlet to the 7" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Burkina Faso

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Burkina Faso by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Burkina Faso?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Burkina Faso is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Burkinabe use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Burkinabe trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burkina Faso and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Burkina Faso.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Burkina Faso.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Burkina Faso?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Burkinabe power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Burkinabe 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Burkinabe power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the 7" Kindle situated next to the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Burkinabe 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. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Burkinabe power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two adjacent holes plus a single long metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the 7" Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire display will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkina Faso entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 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 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