How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Antigua

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type B power plug.

Antiguan power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation in Antigua. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are travelling abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Antigua by using the standard types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Antiguans use Type B sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Antigua from a different region make sure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay at an Antiguan destination like St. John's we suggest referring to the Antigua country page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of the Kindle Fire is identified by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Antigua

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Antigua?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to an Antiguan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Antigua?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Antiguans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Antigua. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Antigua?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your first generation Kindle Fire situated between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Antiguan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Antiguan power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB 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 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your Kindle Fire first generation situated between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Antigua country page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200711000&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A 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 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters