How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to Burkina Faso

The Wiki Connections page on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Burkinabe power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type E power charger.

Burkinabe power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are going to Burkina Faso.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are visiting Burkina Faso using their standard types E or C Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Burkina Faso from a different region check that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging.

The following instructions show how to connect the Burkinabe power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Burkina Faso

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Burkinabe power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Burkina Faso?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel power adapter for Burkina Faso is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Burkinabe use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burkina Faso 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Burkina Faso using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Burkina Faso?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Burkinabe power outlet you'll need to use 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 in the power outlet. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of your Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is around 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type E power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Burkinabe 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Burkinabe power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a single long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of the situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is 9 to 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkinabe country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 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 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced at £10-£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 £5-£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 £5-£10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.