Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Niger

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerien power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type A power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger

Nigerien power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. If you're staying in Niger the following instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the standard Type D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you in therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Niger from another region please make sure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend to visit a Nigerien city such as Niamey we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Niger [1] for more indepth information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Nigerien power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this make of the Kindle tablet by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Niger

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Nigerien power outlet.

Niger

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Niger?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel charger for Niger to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Nigeriens use six different standards of plug sockets (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Niger we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Niger 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 is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Niger. [17]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Niger?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin pins go. Please be aware power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Niger so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of your Kindle Fire 1st gen situated between the headphone connector and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging the Kindle please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin. Be aware power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at 125 V should not be used in Niger so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your Kindle Fire 1st gen situated between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 4 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is around 7 to 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet using Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Nigerien power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [9], can be identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of the first gen Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Type D USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of your first generation Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This sunken circular plug supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your Kindle tablet situated between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Fire is roughly 7 to 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [16] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [15], can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 base of your Kindle situated between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle original screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around under 4 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle tablet is 7 to 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Niger
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs 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 between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15.
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at under $15.
  11. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  12. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  13. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  14. 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, under $15.
  15. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  16. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15.
  17. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.