Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Burundi

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Burundian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a double pinned Type E power plug.

Burundian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. If you're travelling to Burundi these useful instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Burundi from another country check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Burundian power outlet to your Kindle Fire Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to 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 Burundi

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

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

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What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Burundi?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel adapter for Burundi to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Barundi use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Burundi we recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Burundi.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Burundi?

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

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Burundian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Burundian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord 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 bottom of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is around 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Burundian 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 Burundian power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Burundian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply, sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [7], can be identified by two adjacent holes along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the base of the 8.9" Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX takes under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the 8.9" Kindle Fire lasts 10 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Burundi Wikipedia web 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, costs 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 $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).