How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in The US Virgin Islands

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire in The US Virgin Islands. These guidelines were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire abroad.If you're going to travel to The US Virgin Islands these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power sockets vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The US Virgin Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning to stay at a place such as Charlotte Amalie or Anna's Retreat we suggest referring to the The US Virgin Islands Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Virgin Islands power outlet to the Fire. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the Fire, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in The US Virgin Islands

Can the Kindle Fire be used in The US Virgin Islands?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in The US Virgin Islands?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in The US Virgin Islands (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger 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 The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The US Virgin Islands 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to The US Virgin Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 The US Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in The US Virgin Islands?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy 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 in the power supply. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. For further information on charging the Kindle tablet please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For more information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The US Virgin Islands 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, estimated cost 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, priced at around £10.