How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Mali

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Malian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Malian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they're staying abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're in Mali using their Type E or C Malian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Mali from another country double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Malian power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle tablet can be recognised by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Mali

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Mali?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Malian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Mali?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Mali is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Malians use (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting 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 unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mali 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mali using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mali. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Mali?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Malian power outlet

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Malian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Malian 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 the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle battery life is around 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Malian power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type E USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Malian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Malian power outlet you'll 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 inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Malian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire HDX8.9" Third Generation battery life is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Malian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Malian country Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, around £10.
  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, priced £5-£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, £5-£10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.