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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Iranian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pinned Type F Schuko USB plug.

Iranian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're going abroad.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're visiting Iran by using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Iran from another country please make sure your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting an Iranian destination like Tehran refer to the Wikipedia.org page about Iran [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the Iranian power outlet to the First Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle tablet can be recognised by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 6.3.4 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Iran

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to an Iranian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Iran?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Iran to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Iranians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Iranian trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Iran using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Iran.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Iran?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Iranian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Iranian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of the tablet found between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The tablet battery life should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Iranian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Iranian power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Iranian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Iranian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two adjacent holes and a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of the Kindle situated between the power button and the headphone jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Wikipedia.org page about Iran
  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