Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Barbados

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire from a Barbadian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type B power plug.

Barbadian power outlet

If you are organizing a trip it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use any indispensable devices when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is used in Barbados you could pack the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Complicated standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire in Barbados using their standard B or A type 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Barbadians will use the Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Barbados from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Barbadian power outlet to the tablet. This page assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire firmware update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Barbados

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Barbados?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Barbadian power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Barbados is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Bajans use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbados and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Barbados 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 Orico travel adapter 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbados. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Barbados?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Barbadian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A power adapter to power your Kindle Fire with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire from a Barbadian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during the recharging process. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Barbadian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Barbadian power outlet by using USB micro type B connector and a Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using the Barbadian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Barbadian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two slots next to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect 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 charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, but this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Barbadian country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around £1.
  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, costing around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £10.