How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ecuador

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're going to Ecuador.If you are travelling to Ecuador the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using the standard types B or A Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Ecuador from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 6.3.4 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to the Amazon.com support site 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 Ecuador

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ecuador.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ecuadorians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Ecuador or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for those 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 unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ecuador 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 Ecuador using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Ecuador.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ecuador?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using type B USB connector and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Ecuadorian power outlet. This unearthed power supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the first generation Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B connector and a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the 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 original found between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around less than 4 hours to completely charge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuadorian 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