Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation when planning a trip to Madagascar

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malagasy power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger, charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB plug and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type E USB plug

Malagasy power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are going abroad.If visiting Madagascar these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their standard D, C, E, J or K type Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Malagasy will normally use Type D plugs in their wall outlets. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Madagascar from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Malagasy power outlet to the Kindle original and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular version of Kindle can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Madagascar

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Madagascar by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel charger for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five standards of wall outlets that Malagasy use (D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Malagasy trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Madagascar we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Madagascar using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar. [15] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Madagascar?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malagasy power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malagasy power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of your Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy 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 the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly under 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation is approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malagasy power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 base of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire first gen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes approximately around 4 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Type E USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle found between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle original battery life lasts roughly 7 to 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type J USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type J USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply (sometimes known as the Type J power outlet [11]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes in a flattened triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of your Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy 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 the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle is approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malagasy power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type K power outlet [13], looks like 3 large holes in a triangle pattern with the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of your tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly less than 4 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. For further information 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 Malagasy power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Malagasy country wikipedia 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 (£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, estimated price under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. 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 $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  11. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  12. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  13. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  14. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).