How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Russia

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Russian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire using a Type F power charger.

Russian power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Russia it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power your electronics when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor on arrival. Different region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire in Russia. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Russia by using the standard types F or C Russian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F power outlets are used by most Russians. When you are visiting Russia from a different region please ensure the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Russian power outlet to the Kindle. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Russia

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Russia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Russia.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Russia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Russians use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Russia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Russia 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Russia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Russia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Russia?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Russian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire using a Russian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This wall supply can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Russian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Russian 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 Russian power outlet

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Russian power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Russian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Russian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Russian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol 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 roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the type of Fire you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. For more information on charging 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 Russian power outlet

See also

We endeavour to ensure that links on this page are periodically checked and correct for suitability. This website may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. As an Amazon Associate WikiConnections earn from qualifying purchases. For more details please read the disclaimers page.

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Russia
  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, 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, priced 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).