How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting Norway

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Norwegian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Norway it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge any important devices when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Norway you could end up either over packing with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you arrive. Different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country especially if you've never visited before. If travelling to Norway these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the standard F or C type 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Norwegians will normally use Type F plug outlets. When travelling to Norway from another country check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Norwegian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Norway

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Norway by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel adapter for Norway to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Norwegians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

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 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Norway using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Norway?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Norwegian power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is around 8 to 9 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Norwegian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Norwegian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd 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. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation lasts 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Norway Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd 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, under $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.