Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation when planning a trip to Trinidad

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Trinidad power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type A USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type B USB plug.

Trinidad power outlet

If planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can power your essential gadgets like mobile phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which plug socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire 1st generation. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Trinidad using the types B or A 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Trinidadians. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Trinidad from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Trinidad power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Trinidad

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Trinidad by using a power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Trinidad is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Trinidadians 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 pins and can handle 100 volts - 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 can) 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. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Trinidad trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Trinidad and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Trinidad using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Trinidad. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Trinidad?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Trinidad power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Trinidad 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 Trinidad power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the Fire found between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire first gen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Trinidad power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Trinidad power outlet using micro USB type B cord with a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Trinidad 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 recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one 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 Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts approximately 7 - 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 the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Trinidad power outlet

See also

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