How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

Using micro USB Type B cable and a three pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Virgin Islands power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are visiting The US Virgin Islands.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation in The US Virgin Islands using their types B or A Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The US Virgin Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying in a city such as Charlotte Amalie or Anna's Retreat we also suggest referring to the The US Virgin Islands country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Virgin Islands power outlet to your Kindle original and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire operating system version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The US Virgin Islands

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in The US Virgin Islands?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The US Virgin Islands by using the correct power adaptor.

The US Virgin Islands

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The US Virgin Islands?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Virgin Islanders use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Virgin Islands trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The US Virgin Islands 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to The US Virgin Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The US Virgin Islands?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Virgin Islands 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. First plug the Type A USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect 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 base of the Fire situated between the power button and the headphone jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 1st gen Kindle Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Virgin Islands power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Fire located between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The tablet battery life should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The US Virgin Islands country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, costs 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 B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, priced 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, between $10 to $15.