How to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Kosovo

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kosovan power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type F USB charger.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation . This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are visiting Kosovo.When you are planning a vacation to Kosovo the following instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources vary from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Kosovo from another region please check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on travelling to a Kosovan destination such as Pristina or Prizren please read the Kosovo Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Kosovan power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular version of Kindle Fire is recognised by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kosovo

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Kosovo?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kosovo.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kosovo?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel power adapter for Kosovo is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Kosovars use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Kosovo we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

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 1st generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 visiting Kosovo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Kosovo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kosovan power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kosovan power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Kosovan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Kosovan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle situated between the headphone jack and the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the first gen Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kosovan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kosovan power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Kosovan 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. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of your tablet found between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the first generation Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovo Wikipedia web 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=200711000&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st 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 1st 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