How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in El Salvador

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Salvadoranf power outlet with Type B USB connector with a Type A power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when El Salvador.If you are travelling to El Salvador this page contains instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using their Type B or A Salvadoranf 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting El Salvador from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying at a city such as San Salvador or Santa Ana we also recommend reading the El Salvador Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the Salvadoranf power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle version by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in El Salvador

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in El Salvador?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel charger for El Salvador is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Salvadoransf use (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used 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 wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices 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 going to El Salvador using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in El Salvador?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Salvadoranf 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 the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle tablet situated between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet 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. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Salvadoranf power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Salvadoranf power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro type B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of your 1st gen Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon 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 tablet takes roughly less than 4 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Fire battery life is around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - El Salvador Wikipedia 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, estimated price 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, 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, £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.