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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Belarus power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Europlug Type C power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Belarus power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation . This page has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're going abroad.This page contains useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're visiting Belarus using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Belarus from a different region please make sure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Belarus city like Minsk or Homel we also suggest reading the Belarus page on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Belarus power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation Fire OS operating system, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. Go to the support website at Amazon 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 Belarus

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

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

Belarus

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Belarus is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Belarusians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By 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 as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

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 necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belarus 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 America going to Belarus 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Belarus?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Belarus 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. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Belarus power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire first gen screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly less than 4 hours to completely charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Belarus power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Belarus power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [7]) can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire first gen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly less than 4 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belarus page on Wikipedia
  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, costing under $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, priced under $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, under $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15.