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

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

Paraguayan power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Paraguay using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Paraguayans using a Europlug for charging. When you are visiting Paraguay from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

This guide shows you how to connect the Paraguayan power outlet to the First Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear 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 not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Paraguay

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Paraguay.

Paraguay

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Paraguay?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel charger for Paraguay is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your Paraguayan trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Paraguay using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a much cheaper 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 a more generous 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Paraguay?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Paraguayan power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Paraguayan power outlet you will need 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 inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet located between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly around 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Fire battery life is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Paraguay 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).