Charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Falkland Islands

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Falkland Islands power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB charger.

Falkland Islands power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.If planning a trip to Falkland Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using 13 amp plugs for charging. Most power will differ depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and South America page for a full list of countries. When visiting Falkland Islands from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Falkland Islands power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Falkland Islands

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Falkland Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Falkland Islands?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Falkland Islands we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Falkland Islands 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 the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Falkland Islands?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Falkland Islands power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Falkland Islands power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Falkland Islands 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 Fire takes approximately around 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Falkland Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters