How to charge a Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Poland

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Polish power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Type E power plug.

Polish power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire when travelling to Poland using their standard types E or C Polish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Poles use the Type E power outlets. If travelling to Poland from another region double check the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Polish power outlet to your tablet. These recommendations assume you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire firmware update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Poland

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Poland?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Poland by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Poland?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Poland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Poles use (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Poland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Poland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Poland. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Poland?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a Polish power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Polish 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Polish power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Polish 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 from a Polish power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Polish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire using a Polish power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral with a single long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Polish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Polish 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 between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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 at between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).