How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Samoa

Using USB type B cable with a Type I power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Samoan power outlet.

Samoan power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. When travelling to Samoa this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using their 230 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When you are visiting Samoa from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying at a Samoan destination like Apia we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Samoa [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Samoan power outlet to the 6" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Samoa?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Samoa.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Samoa?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Samoa. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used 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 without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 HD 6 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Samoa 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Samoa 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Samoa?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Samoan power outlet using Type B USB cord and a Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type I USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 slots in an upside-down triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Samoa
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th 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 cost 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, 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, around £10.