Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Qatar

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Qatari power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pinned Type D power charger.

Qatari power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation . These guidelines were specifically written to help assist people wanting to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are going abroad.If travelling to Qatar the following instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using the Type G or D Qatari 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Qataris will use Type G plugs in their power outlets. You will find most power sources will vary regionally therefore please read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list of regions. When you are travelling to Qatar from another country check that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Qatari power outlet to the Kindle Fire First Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page to see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Qatar

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Qatari power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Qatar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Qatar (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Qatar and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Qatar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Qatar. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Qatar?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Qatari power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Qatari 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 by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Qatari power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your first generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. 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 battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord and a Type D USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Qatari power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Qatari 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. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Qatari power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [7], can be identified by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one 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 will find the USB port at the foot of your Fire located between the power button and the headphone jack.
  4. Switch on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at 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 1st generation Kindle Fire takes under 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle original should last 7 - 8 hours. For further information 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 Qatari power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Qatar
  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, priced at £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 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, priced at £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.