Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Barbuda

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Barbudan power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Barbudan power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're staying in Barbuda.If you're visiting Barbuda the following useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the standard B or A type Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Barbuda from a different region please double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on staying at a Barbudan city like St. John's refer to the Barbudan Wiki page [1] for further details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Barbudan power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire operating system version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Barbuda

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel charger for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Barbudans use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Barbudan trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbuda and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbuda.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Barbuda?

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Barbudan power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet (called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of your Kindle original situated between the headphone socket and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Barbudan power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Barbudan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of the tablet found between the power button and the headphone connector.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Barbudan Wiki 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, costs £2-£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, costing £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, estimated cost £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.