Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Libya

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Libyan power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type D USB adapter, powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pin Type F Schuko power plug

Libyan power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation . These guidelines have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.If you're travelling to Libya this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using the Type D, C, F or L Libyan 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Libya from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. However note that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power supply and not 110 volts.

These instructions show how to connect the Libyan power outlet to your Kindle Fire First Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. Go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Libya

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Libyan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Libya to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Libyans use four different standards of plug sockets (types D, C, F and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Libya and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Libya using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Libya. [13]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Libya?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your first generation Kindle Fire situated between the headphone socket and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around under 4 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 to 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Libyan power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Libyan 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. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [7]) looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the Kindle tablet located between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly around 4 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the first generation Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 7 - 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 life.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Libyan power outlet

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of your Kindle situated between the headphone connector and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The first gen Kindle Fire takes under 4 hours to fully charge but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Libyan power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Libyan power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type L USB adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. The hexagon shaped plug supply, sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [11], can be identified by 3 circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. You'll find there are two types of Type L plug supply rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port on the base of the tablet located between the power button and the headphone jack.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last around 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Libyan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Libyan Wikipedia web page
  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, 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. 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 at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  12. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$15).
  13. 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).