Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kazakhstani power outlet with type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Kazakhstan the following instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Kazakhstan from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Kazakhstani power outlet to the Kindle original and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kazakhstan

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets that Kazakhstanis use (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Kazakhstan.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kazakhstani power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of the Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the headphone connector and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around under 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the 1st generation Kindle Fire battery life should last 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kazakhstani power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Kazakhstani power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large round adjacent holes, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of the Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the headphone connector and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The first generation Kindle Fire takes around under 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the 1st generation Kindle Fire battery life should last roughly 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kazakhstani 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, 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, between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. 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, estimated price under $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.