How to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation when planning a trip to Tuvalu

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type I power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.When you are visiting Tuvalu these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type I power outlet. If travelling to Tuvalu from a different region double check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Tuvaluan power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this make of the Kindle tablet by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation Fire OS operating system, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tuvalu

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Tuvaluan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

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 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 visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tuvalu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America going to Tuvalu using type B American 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tuvalu?

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

A guide on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Tuvaluan power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of your Kindle original located between the headphone socket and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 1st gen Kindle Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle battery life should last approximately 7 to 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 life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan 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, priced £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, £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 cost £10-£15.