Charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation when planning a trip to Samoa

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type I USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Samoan power outlet.

Samoan power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when travelling abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're visiting Samoa using the 230 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. If you are travelling to Samoa from another region make sure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Samoan power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Samoa?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Samoa by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Samoa?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel charger for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Samoa we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Samoa using 3 pin type B 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Samoa?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Samoan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Samoan power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Samoan power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three thin slots in a triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect 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 port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of the tablet situated between the power button and the headphone output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the first gen Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly less than 4 hours to completely charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Samoa
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, costs around £20.
  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 price around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.