How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Tonga

Connecting a Tongan power outlet to a Kindle Fire 1st generation

Tongan power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These simple instructions shows you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when travelling to Tonga by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Tongan wall supply. If visiting Tonga from another region please make sure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the Tongan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire by visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tonga

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Tonga?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Tongan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Tonga 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 pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Tonga or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tonga 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tonga.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Tonga. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tonga?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type I power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Tongan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Tongan power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the Tongan power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the base of your Kindle tablet found between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly less than 4 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts around 7 to 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 process and battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Tongan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Tonga
  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, £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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.