How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Liberia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Liberian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger, charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Liberian power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you are going to travel to Liberia these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation using their B, A,C, E or F type 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Liberia from a different region make sure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Liberian power outlet to the Kindle Fire First Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation Fire OS, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Liberia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Liberia.

Liberia

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Liberians use five different types of plug sockets (B, A,C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Liberia. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Liberia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Liberia. [14]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Liberia?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Liberian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Liberian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Kindle tablet found between the power button and the headphone connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Liberian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Liberian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Liberian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 adjacent holes where the pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type E power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Liberian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. The recessed circular power outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around less than 4 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using Type B micro USB cord and a Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Liberian power outlet. This sunken round wall supply (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [13]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your tablet located between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly less than 4 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last around 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Liberian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Liberian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price around $10 USD (£2-£3 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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 B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costing under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  11. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  12. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  13. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  14. 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).