How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Turkey

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Turkish power outlet using Type B micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Turkish power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when abroad.If you are staying in Turkey the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire by using the standard types F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Turks use Type F sockets in their power outlets. Power sources change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page for a full list showing charging devices in different regions. If travelling to Turkey from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to stay somewhere like Istanbul or Ankara we suggest referring to the Turkey country page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Turkish power outlet to the Fire. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the operating system for the Kindle, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. For further information go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Turkey

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Turkey?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Turkish power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Turkey?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Turks use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Turkey.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Turkey?

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Turkish power outlet using Type B micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkish power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Turkish power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from a Turkish power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins sit along with a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Turkey country page on wikipedia.org
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, priced under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).