How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Bhutan

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bhutanese power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G power adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type D USB adapter

Bhutanese power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're travelling abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are in Bhutan by using the standard Type G, C, D, F or M 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Bhutan from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Bhutanese power outlet to the First Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle is identified by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your tablet. For further information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bhutan

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bhutan by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel charger for Bhutan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are five types of plug sockets that Bhutanese use (types G, C, D, F and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bhutan 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Bhutan.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Bhutan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bhutan?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Bhutanese 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Kindle tablet situated between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the tablet battery life should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bhutanese power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Kindle Fire 1st generation found between the headphone output and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type D power outlet [9]) looks like 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Fire found between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bhutanese power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your Kindle Fire first generation found between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle original battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bhutanese power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type M power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three large round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your 1st gen Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone connector.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutan Wikipedia web page
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  14. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters