How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in The Isle of Man

Connecting a Manx power outlet to a Kindle Fire 1st generation

Manx power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Isle of Man. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when going to The Isle of Man.When you're visiting The Isle of Man the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, the Manx will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to The Isle of Man from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Manx power outlet to the First Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Isle of Man

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in The Isle of Man?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Isle of Man.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Isle of Man?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel power adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Isle of Man using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in The Isle of Man?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Manx power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Manx power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Manx power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your Kindle found between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Manx power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - Wikipedia entry about The Isle of Man
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200711000&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters