How to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation when planning a trip to Micronesia

A step-by-step guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type B power adapter.

Micronesian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're in Micronesia.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are visiting Micronesia using their standard types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Micronesia from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a Micronesian destination such as Weno or Palikir we also suggest referring to the Micronesia Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Micronesian power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed operating system version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. Go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Micronesia

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Micronesian power outlet.

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What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Micronesia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Micronesians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Micronesia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Micronesia?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of the 1st gen Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 4 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information 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 Micronesian 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 Micronesian power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Micronesian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Micronesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger 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 Kindle Fire 1st generation located between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire first generation takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is roughly 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Micronesian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesia Wikipedia web 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, estimated cost under 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, 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, priced 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, estimated price under C$20.