How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Belize

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Belizean power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pin Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type B power charger

Belizean power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation in Belize. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Belize using their G, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will find that most power sockets change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Belize from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Belizean power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire by visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Belize

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Belize.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel charger for Belize is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belizeans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belize and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Belize.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Belize?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Belizean 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. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Fire found between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours. 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 Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Belizean power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Belizean power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your first generation Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around less than 4 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle original should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation 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 Belizean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [9]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your 1st gen Kindle Fire situated between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belize Wikipedia page
  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, priced 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, costs C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  8. 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, estimated cost under C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  10. 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, under C$20.
  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.