How to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Cayman Islands

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Cayman Islands. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are visiting The Cayman Islands.When staying in The Cayman Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the standard B or A type Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Caymanians normally use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting The Cayman Islands from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Cayman Islands power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Cayman Islands

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Cayman Islands.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel power adapter for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Caymanians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cayman Islands 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Cayman Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Cayman Islands?

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle situated between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes around under 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last roughly 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Cayman 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 Cayman Islands power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet with USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the base of your first generation Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is 7 to 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 process and battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - wikipedia.org entry about The Cayman Islands
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters