Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation when planning a trip to The United Arab Emirates

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a United Arab Emirates power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pin Type G power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type D USB charger

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when travelling to The United Arab Emirates.If you're staying in The United Arab Emirates this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their standard G, C or D type United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Emirians will normally use the Type G power outlets. When travelling to The United Arab Emirates 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 such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying at a city such as Dubai or Abu Dhabi we also suggest reading the The United Arab Emirates Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

This guide shows you how to connect the United Arab Emirates power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This model of Kindle can be identified by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The United Arab Emirates

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The United Arab Emirates?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The United Arab Emirates by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The United Arab Emirates?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Emiratis use three different types of power outlets (types G, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your United Arab Emirates trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The United Arab Emirates 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 America going to The United Arab Emirates.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The United Arab Emirates?

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

Using USB Type B connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire first gen 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 fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the battery life on your first gen Kindle Fire 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a United Arab Emirates power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 can find the USB port at the foot of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone jack.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 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.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a United Arab Emirates power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the 3 circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes around less than 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - The United Arab Emirates Wikipedia 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters