How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Namibia

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Namibian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pin Type M USB adapter.

Namibian power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're travelling abroad.When you're travelling to Namibia this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using their standard types D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets are different regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If visiting Namibia from a different country double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Namibian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle is identified by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon 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 Namibia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Namibian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Namibia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Namibia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Namibia using type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Namibia?

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

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Namibian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Namibian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Kindle original situated between the power button and the headphone jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 4 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Namibian power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type M power outlet [7], looks like three holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your 1st gen Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Fire battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Namibia country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost under $15 USD (£20-£25 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 M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).