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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Swedish power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C power charger and powering a Kindle Fire using a Type F power charger.

Swedish power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Sweden it is useful to know in advance if you can use all your important electrical devices when you arrive. But without knowing which power supply to expect you could end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you get there. Different standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire when they're going abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire when you are travelling to Sweden by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets will be typically used by most Swedes. When you are travelling to Sweden from another country please ensure your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

The following page shows you how to connect the Swedish power outlet to the Kindle Fire. This guide assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. For further information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Sweden

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Sweden?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Swedish power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire the best travel power adapter for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Swedes use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Sweden. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sweden 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Sweden.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sweden. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Sweden?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Swedish power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Swedish 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% 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 device during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Swedish power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Swedish power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using a Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. The round wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device whilst charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Swedish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Swedish entry on wikipedia.org
  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 (£5-£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$5-C$10).
  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 (£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).