How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in French Polynesia

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a French Polynesian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type E USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pinned Type A USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

French Polynesian power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation in French Polynesia. When travelling to French Polynesia these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the standard types E, A or B French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting French Polynesia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Kindle Fire 1st generation is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the French Polynesian power outlet to the Kindle original and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in French Polynesia

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in French Polynesia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in French Polynesia by using the correct power adaptor.

French Polynesia

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in French Polynesia?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel charger for French Polynesia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Tahitians use (types E, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, 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 French Polynesia

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies 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 French Polynesia using 3 pin 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in French Polynesia?

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a French Polynesian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your Kindle Fire first generation found between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet lasts 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a French Polynesian 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 French Polynesian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a French Polynesian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your Kindle Fire first generation found between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge but 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 battery life on the tablet lasts 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the French Polynesian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  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. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet located between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian 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 your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - French Polynesian 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, under £3.
  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, priced at £5-£10.
  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. 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, priced under £10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.