Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Samoa

Samoan power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Samoan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.If visiting Samoa the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the 230 volt 50Hz I Type Samoan plug outlet. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Samoa from another country please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a Samoan city like Apia refer to the wikipedia page about Samoa [1] for further details on visiting the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Samoan power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Samoa

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Samoa?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Samoa.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Samoa?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 HD 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Samoa and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Samoa.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Samoa?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a Type I USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Samoan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the Samoan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one 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 HD 3rd generation. At the foot of your Kindle situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HD battery life should last around 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Samoa
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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, estimated price £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, £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.