Charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Central African power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type E USB charger.

Central African power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.If you're planning a holiday to The Central African Republic the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting The Central African Republic from a different country please check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Central African power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation OS update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to 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 The Central African Republic

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in The Central African Republic?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Central Africans use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Central African Republic.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Central African Republic?

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

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Central African power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Central African power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the headphone output and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Central African power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type E power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Central African power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Central African power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Central African power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the Kindle tablet located between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts roughly 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Wikipedia.org entry about The Central African Republic
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200711000&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under C$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 under C$15.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced under C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.