Charging the Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Greece

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Greek power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Greek power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket is being used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire . This page is a step by step guide showing exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Greece using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Greeks. If visiting Greece from a different country please check the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Athens or Thessaloniki please read the Wikipedia.org web page about Greece [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Greek power outlet to the Fire. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Greece

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Greece?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Greek power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Greece to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Greeks use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Greek trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Greece and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Greece using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Greece. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Greece?

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

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Greek power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Greek 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Greek power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Greek power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Greek power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Greek power outlet with Type B micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Greek power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Greek power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Greece
  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, costs between $10 to $15.
  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, between $5 to $10.
  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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.