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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Ghanaian power outlet by using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type G power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type D USB adapter.

Ghanaian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when they're travelling abroad.When you're staying in Ghana this page contains instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using their types G or D Ghanaian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets are different regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Ghana from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend to visit a Ghanaian destination like Accra or Kumasi refer to the Ghana Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the Ghanaian power outlet to your Kindle original and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes you are using firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ghana

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

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ghana?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Ghana is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Ghanaians use (types G and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world 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 much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Ghana using type B 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ghana?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Ghanaian power outlet by using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ghanaian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your 1st gen Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 4 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ghanaian power outlet using type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Ghanaian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the Ghanaian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Kindle situated between the headphone output and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghana Wikipedia 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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