Charging a Kindle Fire when staying in Burundi

Using Type B USB micro connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Burundian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire using a Type E power adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the Kindle Fire in Burundi. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire when staying in Burundi by using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power sources will vary depending on which country you visiting so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Burundi from another country please double check your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Burundian power outlet to your Kindle Fire. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Burundi

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Burundi?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Burundian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Burundi?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Burundi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Burundi (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Burundi.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Burundi?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using a Burundian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Burundian power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire with a Burundian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire using the Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Burundian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other along with one metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Burundian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Burundian Wikipedia web page
  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, priced at under £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, around £5.
  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, £5-£10.
  8. 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.