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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Peruvian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pinned Type B power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter

Peruvian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.If travelling to Peru these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using their types C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type C plug outlets are typically used by most Peruvians. Power sockets will change depending on which region you travelling to so please read our WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries. When visiting Peru from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to places like Lima or Loreto we recommend referring to the Peruvian Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Peruvian power outlet to your Kindle Fire First Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle tablet is recognised by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Peru

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Peruvian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel adapter for Peru to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Peru (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Peruvian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Peru and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Peru.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Peru?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Peruvian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Peruvian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Peruvian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your Kindle original located between the power button and the headphone jack.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the first generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately around 4 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last around 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Peruvian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Peruvian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Type B USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the headphone jack and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Fire lasts 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Peruvian power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B 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 base of the Kindle situated between the headphone socket and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes under 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation is around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Peruvian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Peruvian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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 around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).