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

Using USB Micro type B connector with a three pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Czech power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Czech power outlet

When packing for a trip to Czech Republic it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your vital gadgets when you get there. But by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Czech Republic you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor when you're there which might be incompatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire 1st generation. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're visiting abroad.The following instructions will show how to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're in Czech Republic using the types E or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type E power outlets will be used by a majority of Czechs. If you are travelling to Czech Republic from another region make sure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double 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.

These instructions show how to connect the Czech power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed 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 software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. Visit 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 Czech Republic

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Czech Republic?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Czech Republic.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel charger for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Czechs use two different types of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Czech trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Czech Republic using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 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 Czech Republic.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Czech Republic?

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

Using USB Micro type B connector with a three pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Czech power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Czech power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Czech power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will 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 Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire first gen 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 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. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB connector and a Type E USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Czech power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Czech 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 first gen Kindle Fire takes approximately around 4 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your first gen Kindle Fire lasts around 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Republic Wikipedia 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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters