Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation when planning a trip to Malaysia

Malaysian power outlet to a Kindle Fire 1st generation

Malaysian power outlet

Different voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation in Malaysia using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Malaysian power outlet, with the Malaysians using 13 amp plugs for charging. You will discover that power supplies change depending on which region you are in therefore we recommend reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Malaysia from a different country please check that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Malaysian power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This model of Kindle can be identified by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Malaysia

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

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

Malaysia

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Malaysia?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel adapter for Malaysia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Malaysian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Malaysia 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Malaysia?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malaysian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Malaysian 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. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Malaysian power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll 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 Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly less than 4 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malaysian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Malaysia
  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 - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15.