Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Cameroon

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cameroonian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type E USB charger.

Cameroonian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country especially if you've never visited before. When you are visiting Cameroon these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the E or C type Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Cameroon from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Cameroonian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 6.3.4 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Cameroon

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Cameroonian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Cameroon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Cameroon (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Cameroonian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for those 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 necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Cameroon using type B US 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Cameroon?

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

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cameroonian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Cameroonian 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the Fire situated between the headphone connector and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle tablet should last 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Learn how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cameroonian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus one metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of your Kindle Fire 1st generation found between the power button and the headphone connector.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately around 4 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. 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 battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Cameroonian Wikipedia web page
  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&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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters