How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Kenya

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kenyan power outlet.

Kenyan power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Kenya the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Kenyan wall outlet, with the Kenyans using a 13 amp plug for charging. Power sources change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If travelling to Kenya from another country please make sure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend to stay somewhere like Nairobi or Mombasa we suggest referring to the Kenyan Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Kenyan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kenya

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kenya?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kenya.

Kenya

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kenya?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel charger for Kenya is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to 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 additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 are supplied 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Kenya using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kenya. [7]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kenya?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kenyan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Kenyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of your first generation Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around under 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kenyan Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, estimated price between $10 to $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 between $5 to $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $10 to $15.