Charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pin Type D power adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're travelling to Sierra Leone.The following guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're travelling to Sierra Leone by using their standard G or D type Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power sockets will change depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Sierra Leone from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Sierra Leonean power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Sierra Leone

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Sierra Leone?

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

Sierra Leone

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Sierra Leone?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel power adapter for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Sierra Leoneans use two different types of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Sierra Leonean trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sierra Leone and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Sierra Leone using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Sierra Leone. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Sierra Leone?

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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 1st gen Kindle Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly less than 4 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is approximately 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle original found between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 1st generation Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely charge, but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is approximately 7 - 8 hours. For further information 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Sierra Leone
  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 cost between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, priced 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, between $10 to $15.