Charging the Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Andorra

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from an Andorran power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Andorran power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire abroad.This page contains a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire in Andorra using the standard F or C type Andorran 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Andorrans typically use Type F power outlets. If you are travelling to Andorra from a different region please check the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on staying in a place such as Andorra la Vella or Andorra la Vella please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Andorra [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Andorran power outlet to the Fire. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Andorra

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Andorra?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Andorra.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Andorra?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Andorra to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Andorrans use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Andorra and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Andorra using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Andorra?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Andorran power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from an Andorran power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from an Andorran power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Andorran power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power a Kindle Fire with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Andorran power outlet you will 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 taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Andorran power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Andorra
  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, 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, between $5 to $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, under $15.
  8. 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.