How to charge a Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Faroe Islands

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E USB charger, recharging a Kindle Fire using a Type C power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire using a Type F power adapter

Faroese power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire abroad.If you are staying in Faroe Islands this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire by using the standard E, C, F or K type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power sockets will change from country to country so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list of regions. If you are visiting Faroe Islands from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you intend to visit a Faroese destination such as Tórshavn or Klaksvík we also suggest referring to the Faroe Islands Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Faroese power outlet to the Fire. These instructions assume that you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the Kindle tablet, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Faroe Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Faroese power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Faroe Islands?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different types of plug sockets (types E, C, F and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Faroe Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Faroe Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Faroe Islands?

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

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Faroese power outlet with type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type E power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug supply (sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other plus one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using a Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply can be identified by the two large holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Faroese power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type K power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three large holes in an inverted triangle pattern and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Faroese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Faroe Islands Wikipedia web page
  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, costs 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, £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced £5-£10.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.