How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Burkina Faso

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Burkinabe power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

Burkinabe power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. This page has useful instructions showing you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Burkina Faso by using the standard types E or C Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources will change from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Burkina Faso from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

This guide shows you how to connect the Burkinabe power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at 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 Burkina Faso

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Burkina Faso.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Burkina Faso?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Burkinabe use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burkina Faso 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Burkina Faso using 3 pinned type B US 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Burkina Faso?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Burkinabe power outlet. This unearthed power supply (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes around 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Fire battery life is 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation 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 HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Burkinabe 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. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle battery life is 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd 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 8.9 2nd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - wikipedia.org page about Burkina Faso
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201016060&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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 HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  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, around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).