Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Latvia

A guide showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Latvian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Latvian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. When you are staying in Latvia these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Latvia from a different region ensure your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Latvian 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 where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Latvia

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

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

Latvia

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel power adapter for Latvia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Latvians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this 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 foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Latvia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips 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. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Latvia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 visiting Latvia 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Latvia. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Latvia?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Latvian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Latvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Latvian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the first gen Kindle Fire found between the power button and the headphone jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts around 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Latvian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Latvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Latvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle original found between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st gen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Latvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Latvia Wikipedia page
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 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).