How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Chile

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chilean power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type L power charger.

Chilean power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country if you've never visited before. When you are travelling to Chile this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using their standard types L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type L plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Chileans. You'll discover that most power sockets will change regionally therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Chile from a different country double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Chilean power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 6.3.4 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at 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 Chile

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Chilean power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Chile to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Chileans use two different standards of wall outlets (L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. 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 plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Chile 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Chile using type B American 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Chile?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Chilean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle Fire 1st generation found between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly under 4 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last around 7 - 8 hours. For further information on charging 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 Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type L power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chilean power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This hexagon shaped power outlet (called a Type L power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the three holes in a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note there are two variations of Type L wall supply, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power 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 1st gen Kindle Fire found between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire first generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chile country Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200711000&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters