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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Tobagonian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Tobagonian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're travelling abroad.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Tobago by using their standard B or A type Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by a majority of Tobagonians. You will discover power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Tobago from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Tobagonian power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS operating system 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 OS update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tobago

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tobago.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tobago?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel adapter for Tobago is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Tobagonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. 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 the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tobago 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Tobago.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Tobago?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Tobagonian 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 by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 1st generation Kindle Fire will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle original 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. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Tobagonian 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 Tobagonian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Tobagonian 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. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB 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. At the foot of the 1st gen Kindle Fire found between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 4 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. 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 times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Tobago
  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$15-C$20.
  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 around C$10.
  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$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, under C$20.