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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Monacan power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D power adapter, how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pin Type E power adapter

Monacan power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation . This page is a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation in Monaco using their standard D, C, E or F type Monacan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type D power outlets will be normally used by most Monegasques. If you are visiting Monaco from another country check that 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) ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Monacan power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model is identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date 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 guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Monaco

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel power adapter for Monaco is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets that Monegasques use (D, C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

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, but for visitors also wishing 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 when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Monaco 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Monaco using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [13] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Monaco?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Monacan power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Monacan 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. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Monacan power outlet. The power supply is recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter 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 Kindle original found between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Monacan 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 your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st gen takes approximately around 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the 1st gen Kindle Fire is approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Monacan power outlet

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Monacan 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. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of your tablet situated between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 1st gen Kindle Fire takes roughly under 4 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is around 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type E power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Monacan power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. The circular wall outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [9], can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 Kindle Fire first gen found between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire first gen screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes approximately around 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet 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 battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [11] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your Fire situated between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 4 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation is approximately 7 - 8 hours. 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 Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Monaco Wikipedia 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, estimated cost £10-£15.
  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 under £25.
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost £5-£10.
  11. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £15-£20.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.