Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Sweden

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Swedish power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Swedish power outlet

If planning a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electrical devices when you get there. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Sweden you could end up either having to bring too many adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Complicated standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When you are visiting Sweden the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the types F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type F power outlets are typically used by most Swedes. If you are visiting Sweden from another region please check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Swedish power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle tablet by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 10.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Sweden

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Sweden?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Swedish power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Sweden?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Swedes use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Sweden we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Sweden using type B 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 from America using type B plugs and is a much 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 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Sweden.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Sweden?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Swedish power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Swedish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Swedish power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Swedish power outlet you'll need to use 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 outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Sweden wikipedia 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=201009560&tag=wikiconnections-20&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
  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