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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Aruban power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger, charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Aruban power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when going abroad.When visiting Aruba the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the standard Type F, A or B Aruban 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Aruba from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Aruban power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon site 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 Aruba

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Aruba?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Aruba.

Aruba

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Aruba to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Arubans use three different types of plug sockets (F, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these 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 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size 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 flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter 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 countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Aruba and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Aruba using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 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 Aruba. [11]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Aruba?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Aruban power outlet

A page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Aruban power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using an Aruban power outlet you will need 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 Aruban power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Fire located between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Aruban power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Aruban 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. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. 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. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes roughly less than 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 the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts around 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Aruban power outlet

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using an Aruban power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. The sunken circular power supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in 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. You'll find the USB port at the base of the Kindle Fire 1st generation located between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Aruban power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Aruba
  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, around $10.
  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, under $15.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, priced between $15 to $20.
  11. 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.