Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in The Republic of the Congo

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Congo power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type E USB charger, charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type D power adapter

Congo power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are staying in The Republic of the Congo.When you're planning a vacation to The Republic of the Congo these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their types E, C or D Congo 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to The Republic of the Congo from a different region ensure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Kinshasa read the Congo country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Congo power outlet to your Kindle original and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire model is identified by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS operating system 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 make sure you have all the latest features for your device. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Republic of the Congo

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in The Republic of the Congo?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Republic of the Congo.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Republic of the Congo?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel charger for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of power outlets in The Republic of the Congo (E, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Congo trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Republic of the Congo 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Republic of the Congo?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of the Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately around 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more 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 Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Congo power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (called the Type D power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 3 holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the tablet found between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Congo power outlet

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Congo power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Congo power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of the Fire situated between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately around 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Congo power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Congo country entry on wikipedia
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters