Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation when planning a trip to Lebanon

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Lebanese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter

Lebanese power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're travelling abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Lebanon this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their standard G, A, B, C or D type Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Lebanese. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Lebanon from a different country please check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Lebanese power outlet to your Kindle original and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation OS, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Lebanon

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Lebanon?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Lebanon by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel charger for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Lebanese use five different types of power outlets (types G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Lebanese trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Lebanon we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lebanon 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Lebanon using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Lebanon. [15] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Lebanon?

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the first gen Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle original lasts around 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Lebanese power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Lebanese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral. Please note power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in The Lebanon so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 bottom of your first gen Kindle Fire located between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes around less than 4 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts around 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Lebanese power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [9]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Please be aware that power cables used with type B outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the first gen Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle original lasts around 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Lebanese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the power button and the headphone jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle original screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly less than 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts roughly 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using micro USB type B connector with a Type D USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type D power outlet [13]) can be recognised by 3 circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the base of the Kindle tablet found between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire first gen takes approximately around 4 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Lebanon page on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, around £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. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price around £1.
  9. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  10. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated price around £20.
  11. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  12. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  13. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  14. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £20-£25.
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.