How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Pakistan

Using Micro USB Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Pakistani power outlet, how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type C power plug and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type D power charger

Pakistani power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. When visiting Pakistan the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation using their G, C, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Pakistan from a different country check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Pakistani power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire by visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Pakistan

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Pakistani power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Pakistan?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Pakistan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Pakistanis use four different types of plug sockets (G, C, D and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Pakistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Pakistan.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan. [13] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Pakistan?

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

Using type B micro USB connector and a Type G power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Pakistani power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle Fire first generation situated between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around less than 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Pakistani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Pakistani power outlet

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

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

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Pakistani power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Pakistani power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Pakistani power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Pakistani power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type M power outlet [11], can be recognised by the three large round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the first generation Kindle Fire situated between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Pakistani Wikipedia page
  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, £15-£20.
  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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price £10-£15.
  9. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost £20-£25.
  11. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  12. 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, £5-£10.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.