Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Lithuania

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Lithuanian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Lithuanian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. When you are travelling to Lithuania these instructions show charging the Kindle Fire by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Lithuania from another country check that the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on travelling to a Lithuanian city like Vilnius or Kaunas please refer to the wikipedia entry about Lithuania [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Lithuanian power outlet to the Fire. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Lithuania

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Lithuania?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Lithuania?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Lithuania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Lithuanians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Lithuanian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lithuania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lithuania and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Lithuania using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Lithuania. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Lithuania?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Lithuanian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Lithuanian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Lithuanian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Lithuanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Lithuanian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Lithuanian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire from a Lithuanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Lithuanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Lithuanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Lithuania
  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 £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, estimated cost 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, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.