How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Kosovo

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Kosovan power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger and powering a Kindle Fire using a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you're in Kosovo.When staying in Kosovo this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire using the standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Kosovo from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a place like Pristina please refer to the Kosovan entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Kosovan power outlet to your Kindle. These recommendations assume you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Kosovo

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Kosovo?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Kosovan power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire the best travel power adapter for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kosovars use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Kosovan trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Kosovo using type B 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 flexible 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 Kosovo. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Kosovo?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Kosovan power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire using the Kosovan 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round 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 mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Kosovan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire from a Kosovan 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. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. The recessed round wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. For more information on charging the Kindle tablet please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kosovan entry on wikipedia.org
  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, £10-£15.
  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 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, priced around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.