Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Mauritius

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Mauritian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G power charger and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Europlug Type C USB charger.

Mauritian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation . When you are visiting Mauritius the following useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the G or C type Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Mauritians will normally use Type G plugs in their power outlets. If you are travelling to Mauritius from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Mauritian power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model is identified by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Mauritius

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

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel adapter for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Mauritius (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Mauritian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritius.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Mauritius?

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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Mauritian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Mauritian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  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 foot of your Fire located between the power button and the headphone connector.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle original will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately around 4 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 1st generation Kindle Fire battery life should last around 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB micro type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Mauritian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet found between the headphone output and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly around 4 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation 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 procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Mauritius
  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, estimated cost 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. 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).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).