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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from an Iceland power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Iceland power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has useful instructions showing you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Iceland by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type F plug outlets are used by most Icelanders. Power sources are different depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Iceland from a different region check your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on staying at a city such as Reykjav√≠k or Akureyri we also recommend reading the Iceland Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Iceland power outlet to your Fire. These recommendations assume that you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the tablet, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Iceland

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Iceland?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to an Iceland power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Iceland?

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Iceland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Iceland (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Iceland.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Iceland?

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

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire using an Iceland 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall supply by two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Fire you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Iceland 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 from an Iceland power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire from the Iceland power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Iceland power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called a Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two large round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the type of Fire you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Iceland power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Iceland Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost C$15-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, costing under 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, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.