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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Burundian power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.This page has instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation when travelling to Burundi using their Type E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Burundi from a different region please ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device 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 overheating when charging it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Burundian power outlet to the Kindle original and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation Fire OS operating system, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Burundi

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Burundi by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Burundi is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Burundians use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Burundi 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Burundi. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Burundi?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Burundian power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Burundian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of your Kindle Fire 1st generation located between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Burundian 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 tablet takes around under 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Burundian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Burundian power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Burundian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Burundian 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 tablet takes around under 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the 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 a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Burundi entry on wikipedia.org
  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, 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, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).