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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a St Vincentian power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type C power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type G power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pinned Type E power adapter

St Vincentian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are going abroad.This page contains useful instructions which shows how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation in Saint Vincent by using their standard Type G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most St Vincentians typically use Type G power outlets. You will discover power will vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Saint Vincent from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the St Vincentian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation OS, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Saint Vincent

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Saint Vincent?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a St Vincentian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Saint Vincent?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel charger for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. St Vincentians use five different standards of plug sockets (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Vincent 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Vincent.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [13] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Saint Vincent?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the headphone connector and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around under 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 1st generation Kindle Fire battery life should last 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a St Vincentian power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] 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 St Vincentian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the mains 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 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle original will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly around 4 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation is approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type E USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large holes 19mm apart from each other and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the headphone jack and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the 1st generation Kindle Fire battery life should last roughly 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a St Vincentian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a St Vincentian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type K power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the mains 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 1st generation Kindle Fire found between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly around 4 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Saint Vincent
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, £15-£20.
  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 C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price £10-£15.
  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, £5-£10.
  11. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  12. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under £10.
  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.