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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Malawian power outlet.

Malawian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.This page contains a guide showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are visiting Malawi using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Malawian power outlet, with the Malawians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Malawi from another country make sure that 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 your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Malawian power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes that you are using Fire operating system 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 update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information visit the manufacturers site at 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 Malawi

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel adapter for Malawi to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Malawian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Malawi using type B American 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Malawi. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Malawi?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Malawian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Malawian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone connector.
  4. Switch on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the 1st gen Kindle Fire is around 7 to 8 hours. For more information on charging 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 Malawian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Malawian Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 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).