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

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Turkish power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type F USB adapter.

Turkish power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Turkey it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge your common gadgets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Different region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're in Turkey.If you're planning a vacation to Turkey this page has instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F wall outlets will be normally used by most Turks. If travelling to Turkey from another region check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on staying somewhere such as Istanbul or Ankara we also suggest referring to the Turkey Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following guide shows how to connect the Turkish power outlet to the First Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle can be recognised by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Turkey

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Turkey by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Turks use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America visiting Turkey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 Turkey.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Turkey?

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

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Turkish power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Turkish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of the Fire situated between the power button and the headphone jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 4 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your tablet should last around 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type F power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Turkish 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit, plus metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB 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 foot of your tablet found between the headphone output and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the 1st gen Kindle Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Fire battery life should last approximately 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 F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Turkish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkey 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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters