Charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Albania

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Albanian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Albanian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation . The following guide tells you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are in Albania using their standard F or C type Albanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets change regionally therefore we suggest reading our Wikiconnections global power connections page for a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to Albania from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Albanian power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the latest features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Albania

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to an Albanian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Albania

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Albania?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel adapter for Albania is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Albanians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) 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 it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Albania and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Albania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Albania. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Albania?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Albanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Albanian 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 Albanian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of your tablet found between the headphone jack and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st gen takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle original is approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Albanian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Albanian power outlet by using type B USB micro connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Albanian power outlet you'll 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 inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply (known as a Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the 1st generation Kindle Fire located between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes less than 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The 1st generation Kindle Fire battery life should last 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Albanian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Albania
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  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, costing C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, C$15-C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at C$15-C$20.