How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Iran

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire from an Iranian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Iranian power outlet

Differing voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire when going to Iran.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Iran by using the standard types F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Iran from a different region please make sure the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Tehran or Mashhad refer to the wikipedia.org page about Iran [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Iranian power outlet to the Kindle. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the tablet, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Iran

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Iran?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to an Iranian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Iran?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Iran to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Iran (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters 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 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Iran using 3 pinned type B American 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 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iran. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Iran?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Iranian power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from the Iranian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  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 charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Iranian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from an Iranian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire using an Iranian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Iranian power outlet. The sunken circular power supply (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  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 charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire from an Iranian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Iran
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost around £10.
  5. 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 around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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 price £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.