Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Kiribati

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kiribati power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type I power charger.

Kiribati power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.When you are visiting Kiribati the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I Kiribati power supply. If you are visiting Kiribati from another region please check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show how to connect the Kiribati power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model is recognised by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. Go to the Amazon.com site 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 Kiribati

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Kiribati power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Kiribati

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kiribati and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kiribati using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Kiribati. [7]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kiribati?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type I USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kiribati power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 thin slots forming an upside-down triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the Fire situated between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 1st generation Kindle Fire should last 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use it. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Kiribati
  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 - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, 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, under $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.