Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Moldova

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Moldovan power outlet with type B USB micro cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Moldovan power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire when they're staying in Moldova.If planning a vacation to Moldova these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire by using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Moldova from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Moldovan power outlet to your Fire. These recommendations assume that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire OS update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Moldova

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Moldova?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Moldovan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Moldova?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire the best travel charger for Moldova is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Moldovans use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Moldovan trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Moldova we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge 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 is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Moldova 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Moldova.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Moldova?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Moldovan power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Moldovan power outlet with type B USB micro cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire from a Moldovan 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 the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Moldovan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Moldovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Moldovan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge but this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Moldovan 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 £5-£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 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, costs £10-£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.