Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Austria

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Austrian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Austrian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they are abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Austria the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Austrians. You will find power supplies differ depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Austria from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Austrian power outlet to your 7" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle tablet can be identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Austria

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Austria?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to an Austrian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Austria?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best travel charger for Austria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Austrians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Austria we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Austria and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Austria using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Austria.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Austria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Austrian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Austrian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle tablet located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Austrian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Austrian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Austrian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Austrian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria - Austrian country Wiki page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  6. 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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters