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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Senegalese power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type E USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pinned Type D USB charger

Senegalese 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 visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.When you're travelling to Senegal this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the standard types D, C, E or K Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Senegal from another region check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check 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 transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Senegalese destination like Dakar or Thi├Ęs refer to the Senegalese entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the Senegalese power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have all the latest features for your tablet. For further information 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 user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Senegal

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

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

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Senegal?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets that Senegalese use (types D, C, E and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Senegal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Senegal. [13]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Senegal?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy 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 into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last around 9 - 12 hours. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation 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 Senegalese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type D USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. The Third Generation Kindle Fire 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 the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (known as the Type E power outlet [9] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle Fire HDX8.9 inch Third Generation located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately 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 whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 - 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

Using USB micro Type B connector and a Type K USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the Senegalese power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type K power outlet [11]) can be recognised by the three large holes in an inverted triangle shape for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life is around 9 to 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Senegalese entry on wikipedia.org
  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, priced at under C$20.
  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 cost C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at around C$15.
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. 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, costs C$15-C$20.
  11. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  12. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under C$20.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.