How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in The Bahamas

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bahamas power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Bahamas power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when going abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in The Bahamas by using the standard Type B or A Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Bahamians. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Bahamas from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the Bahamas power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular model of the Kindle tablet is identified by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Bahamas

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in The Bahamas?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Bahamas power outlet by using a power convertor.

The Bahamas

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Bahamas?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for The Bahamas is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in The Bahamas (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Bahamas.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Bahamas?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bahamas power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Bahamas power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 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 Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bahamas power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bahamas power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Bahamas power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bahamas power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Kindle original found between the power button and the headphone jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Bahamas country Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced 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, priced between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.