Charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Vanuatu

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pin Type C USB adapter.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Differing frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation . This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're staying in Vanuatu.This page is a step by step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're travelling to Vanuatu using their standard G, C or I type Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Vanuatu from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

This guide shows how to connect the Vanuatuan power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire model is recognised by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation operating system, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Vanuatu

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Vanuatuan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Vanuatu?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Vanuatu (G, C and I) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Vanuatu using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 Vanuatu. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Vanuatu?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of your 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately around 4 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 1st generation Kindle Fire lasts 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 the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [7] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of your Kindle tablet located between the power button and the headphone connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the 1st generation Kindle Fire is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatuan entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost £15-£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, estimated cost around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around £10.
  9. 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.