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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Singapore power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pin Type G power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pin Type M power charger

Singapore power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Singapore. This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.If planning a vacation to Singapore the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their standard types G, C or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Singaporeans will normally use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. Most power will vary depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When visiting Singapore from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Singapore power outlet to the Kindle Fire First Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire model by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed 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 firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Singapore

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

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

Singapore

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Singaporeans use three different types of power outlets (types G, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. 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 USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Singapore 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Singapore.
  • 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 Singapore. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Singapore?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Singapore power outlet with USB Micro Type B cord and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern. Type G electrical outlets are the most common outlets found in Singapore.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone jack.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at 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 roughly less than 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Singapore power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Singapore power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Singapore 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 wall supply. The wall outlet is recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go. Be aware that Type C electrical outlets might not be as commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of the 1st generation Kindle Fire found between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately around 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The 1st generation Kindle Fire battery life should last 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Singapore power outlet with micro USB Type B cable and a Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Singapore power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type M power outlet [9]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration. Be aware that Type M electrical outlets might not be as commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro 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. You will find the USB port at the foot of the Kindle Fire first gen found between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Singapore power outlet

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  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, around C$15.
  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, priced under C$15.
  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, under C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, around C$15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.