How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Norway

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Norwegian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

If packing for a vacation it is helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices such as mobile phones and laptops when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket is used you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire in Norway by using the standard types F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Norwegians use Type F sockets in their power outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Norway from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Oslo or Bergen refer to the Norwegian Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Norwegian power outlet to your Fire. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the Fire, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Norway

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Norway?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Norwegian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Norway?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire then the best international travel power adapter for Norway to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Norwegians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Norwegian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Norway 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Norway.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives practically 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 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Norway?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This unearthed wall supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Norwegian 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 a Norwegian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire using the Norwegian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Norwegian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes where the pins sit along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For more information on charging the Kindle 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 a Norwegian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Norwegian 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, priced around $10.
  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 $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, estimated price 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, estimated price around $15.