Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation when planning a trip to The British Virgin Islands

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet using micro USB type B cord with a Type A USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when travelling abroad.If travelling to The British Virgin Islands this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their standard B or A type British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Road Town we recommend referring to the Wikipedia.org web page about The British Virgin Islands [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle tablet can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The British Virgin Islands?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your British Virgin Islands trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The British Virgin Islands we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The British Virgin Islands?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Connect the USB 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. You will find the USB port on the base of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes around less than 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a British Virgin Islands 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 British Virgin Islands power outlet

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet using Type B micro USB connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro 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 bottom of your Kindle original found between the power button and the headphone connector you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the first gen Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around less than 4 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire first gen is approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about The British Virgin Islands
  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, priced at under C$30.
  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 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 price C$15-C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.