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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Bermuda power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Bermuda it is useful to know in advance if you can charge any vital electrical devices when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. The following simple guide shows you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are visiting Bermuda by using the standard types B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B plug outlets are used by most Bermudans. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies 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 Bermuda from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 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 Bermuda power outlet to your Kindle tablet 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 to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear 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 Bermuda

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

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

Bermuda

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel power adapter for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Bermuda (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Bermuda. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bermuda 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Bermuda using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bermuda?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Bermuda power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the Kindle tablet found between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bermuda power outlet

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

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

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Bermuda power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 2 slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the long earthed pin.
  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 Bermuda 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 roughly less than 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle tablet 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bermuda Wikipedia 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, C$4-C$5.
  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, C$10-C$15.
  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, C$4-C$5.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.