How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in New Zealand

New Zealand power outlet to a Kindle Fire 1st generation

New Zealand power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting New Zealand by using a 230 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet, the New Zealanders will use AS/NZS 3112 plugs for power outlets. When you are visiting New Zealand from a different region please ensure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the New Zealand power outlet to the Kindle Fire First Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 6.3.4 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in New Zealand

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in New Zealand?

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

New Zealand

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for New Zealand to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. 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 switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated 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 New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Zealand and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to New Zealand.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand. [7]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in New Zealand?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a New Zealand power outlet

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a New Zealand power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the New Zealand 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 the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the New Zealand power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots in an upside-down triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand 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 tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around less than 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a New Zealand power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about New Zealand
  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, costing around £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, costing £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around £10.