How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Benin

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Beninese power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type E power charger.

Beninese power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation in Benin. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're going to Benin.If you're travelling to Benin the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using the standard types E or C Beninese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Benin from a different region please ensure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

The following page shows how to connect the Beninese power outlet to the First Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Benin

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Benin?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Benin by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Benin?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Benin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Beninese use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but 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 can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Benin using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Benin. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Benin?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Beninese 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Beninese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your Kindle original found between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 4 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle original battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a three pin Type E USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Beninese 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 the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Beninese power outlet. This round wall supply (called the Type E power outlet [7]) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Fire found between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Benin
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st 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, costing under $15.
  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 under $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.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15.