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

Using type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a New Caledonian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation . These instructions have been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.This page is a useful guide showing exactly how to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are travelling to New Caledonia using the Type F or C New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that power supplies vary depending on which area you are in therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to New Caledonia from a different country please check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Nouméa we suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about New Caledonia [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to your Kindle Fire First Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of Kindle can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. Visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in New Caledonia

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in New Caledonia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a New Caledonian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in New Caledonia?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets that New Caledonians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Caledonia 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 North America visiting New Caledonia.
  • 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 New Caledonia. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in New Caledonia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

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

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian 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 your 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 power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts around 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 and battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a New Caledonian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB 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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle original 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 completely recharge, 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 original 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about New Caledonia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced 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 F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs 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, estimated cost under C$20.