Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Benin

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type E USB plug.

Beninese power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they're visiting abroad.This page is a step by step guide which shows exactly how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are travelling to Benin using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Benin from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a Beninese city like Cotonou or Abomey-Calavi we also suggest reading the Beninese country wikipedia page [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Beninese power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of Kindle can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Benin

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Benin?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Benin.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Benin?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Benin to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Benin (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Beninese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. 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 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Benin using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Benin.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Benin?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Beninese 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. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Beninese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type E USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Beninese 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. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Beninese power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect 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 3rd generation. On the base of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin - Beninese country wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201342250&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced under $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.