How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Armenia

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Armenian power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Armenian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation when going to Armenia.This page is a step-by-step guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are in Armenia using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Armenia from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Armenian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Armenia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to an Armenian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Armenia (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Armenia. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Armenia using 3 pinned type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Armenia?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Armenian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using an Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Armenian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle tablet situated between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 4 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Fire lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Armenian power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Armenian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet located between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around 4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire first generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Armenia
  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 around £10.
  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 F power outlet
  8. 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, around £15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.