Charging a Kindle Fire when visiting Netherlands

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Kindle Fire from a Dutch power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Dutch power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire abroad.This page contains a step by step guide which shows what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire when you're visiting Netherlands by using their Type F or C Dutch 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type F power outlets are typically used by a majority of Dutch. Most power sockets will change from country to country so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Netherlands from another region please make sure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Dutch power outlet to the Kindle Fire. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Kindle tablet, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update to ensure you have the latest features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Netherlands

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Netherlands?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Dutch power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Netherlands?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Netherlands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Dutch use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Netherlands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Netherlands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Netherlands?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Kindle Fire from a Dutch power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Dutch power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Dutch power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Dutch power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using a Dutch power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Dutch power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go, plus thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you have, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Dutch power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dutch 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).