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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chadian power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type E power plug

Chadian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.When going to Chad these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire 1st generation using their Type D, C, E or F Chadian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Chad from a different country check that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Chadian power outlet to the Kindle Fire First Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this make of Kindle Fire by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more 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 Chad

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

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Chad to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four types of plug sockets that Chadians use (types D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Chad 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Chad.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Chad?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Chadian power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Chadian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your 1st gen Kindle Fire situated between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Chadian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet located between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last around 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation 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 Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chadian power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Kindle Fire 1st generation found between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chadian power outlet

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Fire located between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Wikipedia.org page about Chad
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 USD (£25-£30 GBP / under C$20).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).