Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Kosovo

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Kosovan power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When you are travelling to Kosovo these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Type F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Kosovo from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a place like Pristina or Prizren we recommend reading the Kosovo wikipedia page [1] for further information.

These instructions show you how to connect the Kosovan power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Kosovo

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Kosovo?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Kosovan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Kosovo?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Kosovars 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 are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America going to Kosovo.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Kosovo?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Kosovan power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Kosovan 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 the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes around under 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is roughly 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Kosovan power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kosovan 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 you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The sunken round plug supply can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is roughly 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovo wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters