How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Finland

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Finnish power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Finnish power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when Finland.This page contains a simple guide showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation when travelling to Finland using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Finland from a different country double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Finnish power outlet to the Kindle original and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Finland

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Finnish power outlet.

Finland

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Finland?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best international travel power adapter for Finland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Finland (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Finland using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Finland. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Finland?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Finnish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Finnish power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Finnish 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 by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Finnish power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the foot of your 1st generation Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle original display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes roughly around 4 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Finnish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Finnish power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Finnish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Finnish 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. First insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Fire found between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately under 4 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Finnish power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Finnish country entry on wikipedia.org
  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 - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. 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, between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.