How to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Turkmenistan

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Turkmen power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pin Type B USB plug and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pinned Type F power adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Turkmenistan. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are travelling to Turkmenistan.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Turkmenistan using their standard types C, B or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Turkmenistan from another country check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Turkmen destination such as Ashgabat or T'rkmenabat please read the Turkmen country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details.

The following page shows you how to connect the Turkmen power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 6.3.4 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Turkmenistan

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Turkmenistan.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Turkmens use three different standards of wall outlets (types C, B and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkmenistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Turkmenistan?

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

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Turkmen power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [3], is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin. Please be aware power cords used with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Turkmenistan so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the tablet found between the power button and the headphone jack.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last roughly 7 - 8 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Learn how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Turkmen power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB 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 located between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the first gen Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around under 4 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. 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 Turkmen 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 Turkmen power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Turkmen power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (sometimes called a Type F power outlet [9] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of the Kindle Fire 1st generation located between the headphone socket and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes roughly under 4 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts approximately 7 to 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 charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen country Wiki 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/typeB.htm - Type B 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 B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters