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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nepali power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type M USB charger, powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type C USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pinned Type D power adapter

Nepali power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Nepal.When you're staying in Nepal these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Type D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets change from region to region so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies guide for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions and countries. When visiting Nepal from another region ensure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Nepali power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle Fire can be identified by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation Fire operating system, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Nepal

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Nepal.

Nepal

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel adapter for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of wall outlets that Nepalese use (types D, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred 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 Nepal

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. 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 Nepal.
  • 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 Nepal. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Nepal?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Nepali 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the Kindle tablet situated between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes under 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation 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 C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nepali power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cable with a Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the headphone connector and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 1st generation Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last roughly 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 procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nepali power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Nepali power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type M USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Nepali power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [9], can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your tablet found between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 4 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours. For further information 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 Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nepali Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs £20-£25.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced around £5.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.