How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Benin

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet by using type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Beninese power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are staying abroad.When you're going to travel to Benin the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the standard types E or C Beninese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Benin from another region please ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting a place like Cotonou we also recommend referring to the Beninese entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Beninese power outlet to the Kindle Fire HDX 7" Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this version of the Kindle Fire by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Benin

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Benin?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Benin.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Benin?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best international travel charger for Benin is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Beninese use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Benin 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Benin.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 much cheaper 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 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 Benin. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Benin?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Beninese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd 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 taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other and a metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Beninese entry on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd 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, estimated price between $10 to $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 between $5 to $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, under $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.