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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Guinean power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type K power charger, charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type C Europlug power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter

Guinean power outlet

Different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. When you are staying in Guinea the following useful instructions show how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their standard F, C or K type Guinean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Guinea from a different region please check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a place like Conakry or Guéckédou please refer to the wikipedia entry about Guinea [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Guinean power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation software update to ensure you have the latest features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Guinea

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Guinean power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Guinea?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets that Guineans use (types F, C and K) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Guinean trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Guinea we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea. [11] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Guinea?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Guinean 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 by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Guinean power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st gen takes approximately around 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is approximately 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Guinean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Guinean 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. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro connector into 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 Kindle Fire 1st gen located between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is approximately 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Guinean power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Type K USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Guinean power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [9], looks like 3 large holes forming an upside-down triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle Fire first gen found between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire first gen takes roughly under 4 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The Kindle Fire first gen battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Guinean power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Guinea
  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, priced at 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, 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  11. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).