How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when The Ascension Islands.If you are visiting The Ascension Islands this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ascensionian Island wall outlet, with the Ascensionians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to The Ascension Islands from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Ascensionian Island power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire by visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes you have installed operating system version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Ascension Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Ascension Islands by using the correct power convertor.

The Ascension Islands

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Ascension Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter 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 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. 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 types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge 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 converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 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 going to The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Ascension Islands?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Kindle found between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last around 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Ascension Islands Wikipedia web 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, costing 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, under $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under $15.