Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Guam

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Guamanian power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Guamanian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire abroad.When you are travelling to Guam this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire using the types B or A Guamanian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You'll find that power sources vary depending on which region you in so please read the Wiki Connections world power sockets page where you'll find a full list of destinations. If the Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Guam from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Guamanian power outlet to your Kindle Fire. These instructions assume you are using the most recent version of the OS for the Kindle Fire, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire OS update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Guam

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Guam?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Guamanian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Guam?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire the best travel charger for Guam to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Guam (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Guamanian trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Guam we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guam 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Guam.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guam. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Guam?

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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Guamanian power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Guamanian 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. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Guamanian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Guamanian power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using a Guamanian 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 by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Guamanian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Guamanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guam entry on wikipedia
  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 £1-£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, 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, estimated price £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.