Charging the Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Greenland

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Greenlandic power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type E power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire using a Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a Schuko Type F USB plug

Greenlandic power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it's useful to know if you can power your devices when you arrive at your hotel. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Greenland you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire. Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. The following instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire when visiting Greenland using the Type E, C, F or K Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Greenlanders typically use Type E power outlets. When travelling to Greenland from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double 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.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Greenlandic power outlet to your Fire. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Greenland

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Greenland?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Greenland.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Greenland?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Greenland is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of plug sockets in Greenland (E, C, F and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Greenlandic trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

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, but 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 or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Greenland 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 Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Greenland?

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

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Greenlandic 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 you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The power supply can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Greenlandic power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Greenlandic power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the wall supply. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral with a metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a pair of thin 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 charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle you are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Greenlandic power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Greenlandic power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type K power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type K USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [10], looks like three holes forming an inverted triangular shape with the bottom hole being in a semicircle shape.
  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 charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Greenland
  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, costing 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, estimated price under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, costing under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, costs under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).