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

Cook Islands power outlet to a Kindle Fire 1st generation

Cook Islands power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Cook Islands. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're visiting The Cook Islands by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Cook Islands wall supply. When you are visiting The Cook Islands from a different country check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay at a Cook Islands destination like Avarua please read the wikipedia.org page about The Cook Islands [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Cook Islands power outlet to the Kindle Fire First Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation Fire OS operating system, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Cook Islands

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

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

The Cook Islands

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Cook Islands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel charger for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The Cook Islands or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands 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 The Cook Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cook Islands power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type I power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Cook Islands power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Cook Islands power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. You can find the USB port on the base of your Kindle tablet found between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands 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 the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly less than 4 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle 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 the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about The Cook Islands
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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, priced 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, estimated price under $15.