Charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Vietnam

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vietnamese power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type G USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type A USB adapter

Vietnamese power outlet

When organizing a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any important gadgets when you reach your hotel. Without knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are travelling to Vietnam.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are travelling to Vietnam using the standard G, A or C type Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Vietnamese will use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. You'll find power will change regionally therefore please read the Asia and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When visiting Vietnam from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Ho Chi Minh City we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Vietnam [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Vietnamese power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes that you are using Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Vietnam

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Vietnamese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel adapter for Vietnam is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Vietnamese use three different types of power outlets (G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Vietnamese trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Vietnam 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Vietnam.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Vietnam?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of your Fire found between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle original will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes under 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts around 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vietnamese power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 4 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 1st generation Kindle Fire lasts 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 recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Wikipedia.org web page about Vietnam
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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