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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type I power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page is a step by step guide telling you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're travelling to Fiji by using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall supply. If travelling to Fiji from another region check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

This guide shows you how to connect the Fijian power outlet to the Kindle original and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle is recognised by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation operating system, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have all the latest features for your device. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Fiji

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Fiji by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Fiji is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Fijian trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

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 is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Fiji using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [7]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Fiji?

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Fijian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Fijian power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Kindle Fire first generation found between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Fiji Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, costs £20-£25.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.