How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Norway

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Norwegian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Norway. The following step by step instructions will show what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're travelling to Norway by using the Type F or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Norwegians normally use Type F wall outlets. When you are visiting Norway from a different country double check your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

The following page shows how to connect the Norwegian power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Norway

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Norway?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Norway.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Norway?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Norway is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Norway (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Norway and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Norway using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Norway?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Norwegian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Norwegian power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Norwegian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 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. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Norwegian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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, estimated cost 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, 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, 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, priced around $15.