Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Tunisia

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Tunisian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type E USB plug.

Tunisian power outlet

Varying different 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 throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation . When you are staying in Tunisia the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their standard E or C type Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Tunisians normally use Type E power outlets. When travelling to Tunisia from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Tunisian 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 on WikiConnections where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tunisia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tunisia by using a power adaptor.

Tunisia

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel charger for Tunisia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets that Tunisians use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Tunisian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel 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 Tunisia

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 visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tunisia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tunisia?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Tunisian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle Fire first gen found between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The first gen Kindle Fire takes around less than 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts roughly 7 to 8 hours. 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 Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Tunisian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Tunisian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular wall outlet (called the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one 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. At the base of your Kindle Fire first gen found between the power button and the headphone jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The first gen Kindle Fire takes around less than 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts roughly 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Tunisian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tunisia Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. 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.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.