Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Haiti

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Haitian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Haitian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are going to Haiti.This page is a guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation in Haiti using their types B or A Haitian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type B power outlets are typically used by a majority of Haitians. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Haiti from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the Haitian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. 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 have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Haiti

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

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel power adapter for Haiti is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Haiti (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Haiti 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Haiti using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Haiti. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Haiti?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Haitian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Haitian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the first gen Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes under 4 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is roughly 7 to 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Haitian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Haitian power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Haitian power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Haitian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B 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 B USB power adapter into the Haitian power outlet. This wall supply (known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 2 slots where the plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the Kindle tablet located between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle lasts 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Haitian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haitian Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around £1.
  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, costs around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around £20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.