Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Malta

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Maltese power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type G power charger.

Maltese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation . The following step-by-step guide will show you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are visiting Malta using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Maltese using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You will find power will differ depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Europe page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Malta from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Maltese power outlet to your Kindle Fire First Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Go to the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Malta

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Maltese power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel power adapter for Malta is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malta and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Malta.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [7]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Malta?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Maltese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Maltese power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Maltese 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 by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Maltese power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the first gen Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 4 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the first gen Kindle Fire should last 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Maltese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Malta
  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, 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, 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 at between $15 to $20.