Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Burkina Faso

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Burkinabe power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a double pinned Type E power adapter.

Burkinabe power outlet

Complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.If you're visiting Burkina Faso the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the Type E or C Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Burkina Faso from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

This guide shows how to connect the Burkinabe power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation Fire operating system, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Burkina Faso

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Burkinabe power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Burkina Faso?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best international travel charger for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Burkinabe use two different standards of power outlets (types E and C) and using a power charger 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 around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Burkinabe trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burkina Faso and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Burkina Faso using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Burkina Faso?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Burkinabe power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Burkinabe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last around 10 - 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

Using USB Type B cord and a Type E USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Burkinabe power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the bottom of the found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 8.9" Kindle Fire battery life should last around 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Burkina Faso Wikipedia page
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  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 (£5-£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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).