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

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type C Europlug power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Cape Verdean power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Cape Verde it is useful to know if you can charge all your vital electrical devices such as mobiles or tablets when you arrive. However by not knowing which plug socket to expect you could pack the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in 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 step-by-step instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Cape Verde using the F or C type Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type F plug outlets are typically used by most Cape Verdeans. If visiting Cape Verde from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying at a Cape Verdean city like Praia or Mindelo we suggest reading the wikipedia entry about Cape Verde [1] for further information.

These instructions show how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Cape Verde

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Cape Verde?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Cape Verde.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Cape Verde?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Cape Verdeans use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power 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 Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cape Verde using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Cape Verde?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Cape Verdean 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of your tablet situated between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your 1st generation Kindle Fire lasts 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm next to each other and two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 the tablet situated between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle original will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 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 battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Cape Verde
  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, costs around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).