Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Haiti

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire with a Haitian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Haitian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you're in travelling to Haiti.This page contains instructions demonstrating how to power your Kindle Fire when going to Haiti by using their standard types B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you'll find most Haitians normally use the Type B wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Haiti from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Port-au-Prince or Gona├»ves we recommend referring to the Haiti wikipedia page [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the Haitian power outlet to your Kindle Fire. These instructions assume you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Fire, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Haiti

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Haiti?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Haitian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Haiti?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Haiti is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Haitians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied 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 heads. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers 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 space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Haiti using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Haiti?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Haitian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire with a Haitian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Haitian 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. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, 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 battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Haitian power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using the Haitian 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 power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet 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 are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haiti wikipedia 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, under £2.
  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, priced at £5-£10.
  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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.