Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Samoa

Connecting a Samoan power outlet to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Samoan power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation . This page contains useful instructions showing you what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Samoa using the 230 volt 50Hz I Type Samoan power supply. You will find power supplies differ depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Samoa from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on staying at a place like Apia or Vaitele please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Samoa [1] for more indepth information.

This guide shows how to connect the Samoan power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle tablet can be identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Samoa?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Samoa.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Samoa?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel adapter 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 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

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 2nd generation, 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 converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Samoa using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Samoa?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Samoan power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type I USB power adapter in the Samoan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Samoa
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd 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, costing £20-£25.
  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, priced at £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.