Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Mali

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Malian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 2 pin Type E power charger.

Malian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying abroad.If visiting Mali this page has useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Mali from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Malian city like Bamako or Sikasso please read the Mali Wiki page [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Malian power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This particular make of the Kindle can be identified by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Mali

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in Mali?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel charger for Mali to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Malians use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mali.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mali. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Mali?

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Malian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Malian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 bottom of your Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last roughly 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Malian 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Malian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type E power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Malian 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. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken circular power supply (sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire is approximately 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Malian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mali Wiki 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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).