How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Wales

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Welsh power outlet.

Welsh power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. When you're visiting Wales the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Welsh wall outlet, with the Welsh using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Wales from a different country check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

The following page shows how to connect the Welsh power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Wales

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Wales.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Wales?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Wales is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Wales and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Wales.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features 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 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 Wales.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Wales?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Welsh power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Welsh power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the base of your tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Welsh power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia entry about Wales
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters