Charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in The Philippines

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Filipino power outlet using USB Micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type A USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type B USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter

Filipino power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation . This page contains a guide showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation when going to The Philippines by using their standard Type C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type C plug outlets will be used by a majority of Filipinos. When travelling to The Philippines from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Filipino power outlet to your Kindle original and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 6.3.4 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Philippines

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in The Philippines?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Philippines?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel adapter for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets that Filipinos use (C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 North America visiting The Philippines 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 only one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Philippines?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Filipino power outlet using USB Micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Filipino 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 by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral pins. Be aware that power cables used with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle located between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 4 hours to fully recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle original is approximately 7 - 8 hours. For further information on charging 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 recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Filipino power outlet

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

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

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Filipino power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Filipino power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earthed pin. Please be aware that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger 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 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone jack.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 1st generation Kindle Fire is around 7 to 8 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Filipino power outlet using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Filipino power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [9] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of 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 tablet found between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically 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 recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Filipino Wikipedia web 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, under £15.
  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, £5-£10.
  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, estimated cost under £15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing £15-£20.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.