How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Finland

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Finnish power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Finnish power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire in Finland. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you are travelling abroad.If you are staying in Finland the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Finland from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Finnish power outlet to your tablet. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Finland

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Finland?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Finland.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire then the best international travel power adapter for Finland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Finns 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. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Finland or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging 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 you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend buying an adaptable power 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 for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Finland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America visiting Finland using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Finland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Finland?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Finnish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Finnish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Finnish 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 however this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Finnish power outlet

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Finnish power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Finnish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Finnish power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the pins sit along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Finnish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Finnish Wikipedia 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, costs 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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).