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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Afghan power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Afghan power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Afghanistan. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation when travelling abroad.The following instructions will show how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when travelling to Afghanistan by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Afghanistan from a different region please double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Kabul or Kandahar please refer to the Afghanistan wikipedia page [1] for more details on visiting the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Afghan power outlet to the Kindle Fire First Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Afghanistan

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to an Afghan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel adapter for Afghanistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Afghanistan (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Afghanistan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Afghanistan using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Afghanistan?

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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Afghan power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using an Afghan power outlet you'll need a Type C 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 C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the headphone jack and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes under 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Afghan 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 an Afghan power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Afghan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Afghan 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 by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Afghan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB 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 base of your Fire located between the power button and the headphone connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is 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 charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Afghan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghanistan 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/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