How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Faroese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a 2 pinned Type E power plug

Faroese power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation in Faroe Islands. These guidelines were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're visiting Faroe Islands by using the standard types E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Faroe Islands from a different country double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on visiting a place like T├│rshavn we also suggest referring to the Faroese Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Faroese power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Faroe Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Faroe Islands?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel power adapter for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of wall outlets in Faroe Islands (types E, C, F and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Faroe Islands. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

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 1st generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Faroe Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper 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 more 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 Faroe Islands. [12]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Faroe Islands?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Faroese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your Kindle Fire first generation found between the power button and the headphone socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Faroese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your 1st gen Kindle Fire situated between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Faroese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Faroese 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle Fire 1st generation found between the headphone jack and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last around 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st 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 1st generation from a Faroese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type K power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Faroese power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like three large holes in an inverted triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes around 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Faroese Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).