Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Reunion

Reunionese power outlet to a Kindle Fire 1st generation

Reunionese power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to help assist travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are travelling to Reunion.When you are travelling to Reunion the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese power outlet, the Reunionnais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. Most power will change depending on which country you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Reunion from another country check that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a place like Saint-Denis or Saint-Paul we recommend referring to the wikipedia.org web page about Reunion [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Reunionese power outlet to the Kindle original and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Reunion

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Reunionese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Reunion is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but 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 crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Reunion.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Reunion?

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

Using USB Micro type B cable and a Type E USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Reunionese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin pins go and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB 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 Kindle Fire 1st generation located between the power button and the headphone jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Reunion
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under £10.
  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, around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.