Charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

Using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex 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 . This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Guinea-Bissau by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, the Bissau-Guineans will use a Europlug for power outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Guinea-Bissau from another country make sure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Bissau-Guinean 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 where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS operating system version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Guinea-Bissau?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Guinea-Bissau.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Guinea-Bissau?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Bissau-Guinean trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea-Bissau using 3 pin 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 from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Guinea-Bissau?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bissau-Guinean 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. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  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. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Fire found between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean 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 to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bissau-Guinean Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).