Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Latvia

A page showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Latvian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Latvian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. If visiting Latvia these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire by using their standard F or C type Latvian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Latvia from a different country please check the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Latvian power outlet to the Fire. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Latvia

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Latvia?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Latvia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Latvia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Latvia

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 going to Latvia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Latvia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Latvia?

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

A page showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Latvian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Latvian 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Latvian power outlet. The wall outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Latvian power outlet

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Latvian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Latvian 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. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Latvian country 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 (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 (around £5 GBP / under 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, priced at 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).