Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Cyprus

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cypriot power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power adapter.

Cypriot power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're staying abroad.This step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Cyprus using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Cypriots using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Cyprus from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

This guide shows how to connect the Cypriot power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 6.3.4 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Cyprus

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

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

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel power adapter for Cyprus is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cyprus and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Cyprus using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Cyprus?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cypriot power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Cypriot power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 base of your first generation Kindle Fire situated between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your first generation Kindle Fire is around 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters