Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Colombia

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Colombian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Colombian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Colombia these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Colombia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Colombian power outlet to your Kindle Fire First Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Colombia

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Colombia?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Colombia?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel charger for Colombia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Colombians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Colombia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Colombia?

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

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Colombian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Colombian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely charge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Colombian power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Colombian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Colombian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the Colombian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of your Fire found between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts around 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Colombian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - Colombian 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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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