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

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Israeli power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type C USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type H USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pinned Type M power adapter

Israeli power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation . If you're staying in Israel this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Type M, C or H Israeli 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type M wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Israelis. If you are travelling to Israel from a different country please check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Israeli power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your tablet. 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 for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Israel

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel adapter for Israel is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Israelis use three different standards of wall outlets (types M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Israel we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel 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 Israel

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Israel using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Israel?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet can be recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely charge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the 1st generation Kindle Fire is around 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 charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Israeli power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type H USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type H USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three thin slots pointing to the middle in a triangular pattern. The more modern type H wall supplies also have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs that are used in over 130 other countries.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 your Fire found between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 1st generation Kindle Fire will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically 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 the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cable with a Type M USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type M power outlet [9]) looks like 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charging icon to indicate 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 depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire first gen is roughly 7 to 8 hours. For more information 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 M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Wikipedia.org entry about Israel
  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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  8. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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