Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Albania

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Albanian power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Albanian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Albania.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Albania using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Albania from another region please check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Albanian power outlet to the Second Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Albania

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Albania?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to an Albanian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Albania?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Albania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets that Albanians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Albania we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Albania and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Albania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Albania?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Albanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Albanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Albanian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Albanian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire Second Generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Second Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Albanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Albanian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Albanian power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Albanian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your Kindle found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts roughly 8 to 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Albanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Wikipedia entry about Albania
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price £15-£20.
  6. 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 £5-£10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, priced around £15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.