Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Austria

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Austrian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Austrian power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Austria you could end up either having to bring too many adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might be incompatible and damage the device. Varying complicated standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation . This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're in staying in Austria.This page contains useful instructions which shows what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are in Austria by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find most Austrians normally use the Type F wall outlets. If you are travelling to Austria from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Austrian power outlet to your Kindle original and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Austria

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to an Austrian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Austria?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Austria is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Austria (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated 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 Austria

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Austria using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Austria?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Austrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation using an Austrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the headphone jack and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 1st generation Kindle Fire takes under 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type F power adapter to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Austrian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large adjacent holes, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of the tablet situated between the headphone jack and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes under 4 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an Austrian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Austrian Wikipedia page
  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 at 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, estimated cost 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, priced at under $20.
  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.