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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Israeli power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type H USB charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pin Type M power charger

Israeli power outlet

When organizing a vacation to Israel it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use any important gadgets that you are bringing with you. But by not knowing which power supply is used you could end up either over packing with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Differing region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Israel using their standard M, C or H type Israeli 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Israelis will use the Type H sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Israel from a different country ensure your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 220v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Israeli 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. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Israel

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to an Israeli power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel adapter for Israel is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different standards of wall outlets (types M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Israel we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but 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 visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters 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 Israel 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 Orico travel adapter 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 at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Israel. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Israel?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Israeli power outlet using USB Micro type B cord and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Israeli 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 by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet can be recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral. These outlets might not be as commonplace in Israel, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit in Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the 1st generation Kindle Fire is around 7 to 8 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Israeli power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type H USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type H USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three thin slots pointing to the middle in a triangular pattern. The more modern type H wall supplies also have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs that are used in over 130 other countries. The most commonly used outlets in Israel are Type H plug outlets.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely charge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 1st generation 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 and the charging process.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Israeli power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type M power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type M power outlet [9]) looks like 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration. Type M plug sockets in Israel aren't as common. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of your Kindle tablet located between the headphone output and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 1st generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 4 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 1st generation Kindle Fire is approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  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 (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  8. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).