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

Using micro USB Type B cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type D USB adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Nigeria. This page was specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire 1st generation when going to Nigeria.If you're planning a vacation to Nigeria this page has useful instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using their standard types G or D Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Nigeria from a different region double check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a place like Lagos please refer to the Wikipedia.org page about Nigeria [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area.

The following page shows you how to connect the Nigerian power outlet to the Kindle Fire First Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular model of the Kindle is identified by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Nigeria

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Nigeria by using a power convertor.

Nigeria

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel power adapter for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Nigerians use (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Nigeria or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. 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 visiting Nigeria 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Nigeria. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Nigeria?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a Type G power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Nigerian power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the 1st gen Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly less than 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable with a Type D power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerian power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type D power outlet [7]) can be identified by three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of your 1st gen Kindle Fire found between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 4 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is roughly 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Nigeria
  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 - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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, costing under $10.
  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, between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20.