How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Romania

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Romanian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a Type F power plug.

Romanian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. When travelling to Romania these instructions show powering your Kindle Fire using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Romania from a different region check that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

This guide shows how to connect the Romanian power outlet to your Kindle. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For further information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Romania

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Romania?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Romanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Romania is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Romanians 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 pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Romania 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 Romania.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective 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 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 Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Romania?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Romanian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Romanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Romanian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Romanian 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 device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Romanian 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 Romanian power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Romanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Romanian power outlet you will need 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 wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Romanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Romanian 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, 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).