How to charge a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Slovakia

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Slovak power outlet using 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.

Slovak power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire abroad.When you are travelling to Slovakia these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Slovakia from another region double check the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Slovak power outlet to your Fire. This page assumes you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Slovakia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Slovakia?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Slovakia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovaks use two different standards of plug sockets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers plus additional 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 occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Slovakia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Slovakia 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Slovakia?

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

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Slovak power outlet using USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using a Slovak power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Slovak 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 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely 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 the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Slovak power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide on how to power a Kindle Fire with a Slovak power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Slovak power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Slovak power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet (called a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Slovakia
  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 (under £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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under 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, estimated cost 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).