How to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Sweden

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Swedish power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pinned Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Swedish power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Sweden. These guidelines have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.If you're travelling to Sweden this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using the Type F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Swedes normally use the Type F sockets in their plug outlets. When visiting Sweden from another country check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Swedish power outlet to your Kindle Fire First Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this particular make of Kindle Fire by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 6.3.4 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Sweden

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Sweden?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Sweden.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Sweden?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel power adapter for Sweden is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Swedes use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sweden 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Sweden using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Sweden?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Swedish power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Swedish power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pinned Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Swedish power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle original situated between the headphone socket and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly under 4 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Swedish power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Swedish power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle original situated between the headphone connector and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Sweden Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200711000&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st 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 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  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
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters