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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Iraqi power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pinned Type D USB adapter

Iraqi power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation in Iraq. When staying in Iraq the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the standard types G, C or D Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Iraq from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Baghdad or Basra we also recommend reading the Iraqi Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Iraqi power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle tablet by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using operating system version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Iraq

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Iraq by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel charger for Iraq is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Iraqis use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Iraq. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below 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 Iraq

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iraq 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 North America visiting Iraq.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq. [11] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Iraq?

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Iraqi power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using an Iraqi power outlet you will need 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 in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one 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. At the base of your Kindle situated between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around 4 hours to completely recharge 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 recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Iraqi power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy 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 power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle original situated between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle original should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Iraqi power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Iraqi power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your 1st generation Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Iraqi Wikipedia 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, 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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  10. 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).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).