How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Armenia

Using Type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire from an Armenian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Armenian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire when they're going abroad.When visiting Armenia the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Armenia from a different country check your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Armenian power outlet to your Fire. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the tablet, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Armenia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Armenia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to an Armenian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Armenia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable 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 at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

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, however for those 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 Armenia 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 America visiting Armenia.
  • 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 offers practically the same set of features 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Armenia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Armenian power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using an Armenian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Armenian power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Armenian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Armenian power outlet

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire from an Armenian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from the Armenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Armenian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Armenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Armenia
  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 between $10 to $15.
  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, costs 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, under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.