How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Bahrain

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bahraini power outlet.

Bahraini power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.When visiting Bahrain the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Bahraini plug outlet, with the Bahrainis using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are travelling to Bahrain from a different region please make sure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the Bahraini power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular model of the Kindle tablet can be recognised by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bahrain

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Bahrain?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Bahraini power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bahrain?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Bahrain is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bahrain and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bahrain.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bahrain?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bahraini power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Bahraini power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Kindle Fire first generation situated between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts around 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - wikipedia.org page about Bahrain
  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&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters