How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Norway

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Norwegian power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type F USB adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. When staying in Norway this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using the standard Type F or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Norwegians. Power supplies are different from region to region so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Norway from a different region double check the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a place like Oslo please refer to the Norway entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details prior to the area.

The following page shows you how to connect the Norwegian power outlet to the First Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This model of the Kindle tablet is identified by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed operating system version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Norway

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Norway by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Norway?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Norway is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Norwegians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Norway 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Norway?

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

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Norwegian power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Norwegian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug outlet can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Kindle Fire first generation found between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 4 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is roughly 7 to 8 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Norwegian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Norwegian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Norwegian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the base of the Fire situated between the power button and the headphone jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire first generation takes around 4 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation should last roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

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