Charging a Kindle Fire when visiting Benin

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Beninese power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type E USB charger.

Beninese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire when they are travelling abroad.When visiting Benin these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover most power supplies differ regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Benin from another region please make sure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Beninese power outlet to your Fire. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Benin

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Benin?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Beninese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Benin?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Benin is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Beninese use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge 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 will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 going to Benin using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Benin. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Benin?

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

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire from the Beninese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (called a Europlug) can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB type B cord and a Type E power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Beninese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other and a long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Benin
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs around £10.
  5. 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 £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.