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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Portuguese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Portuguese power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Portugal this page contains instructions showing you how to charge the Kindle Fire using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Portuguese will normally use Type F sockets in their power outlets. Most power supplies will vary depending on which country you visiting therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing regions. If travelling to Portugal from another region double check your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Portuguese power outlet to the Kindle tablet. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the operating system for the Kindle tablet, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Portugal

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Portugal?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Portugal.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Portugal to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Portuguese use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Portugal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Portugal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Portugal.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Portugal. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Portugal?

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Portuguese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Portuguese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Portuguese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire with a Portuguese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire from the Portuguese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Portuguese power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  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. Turn on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. For more information on charging the Kindle tablet please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Portuguese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Portugal
  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, 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 C$10-C$15.
  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, 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, priced at under C$20.