Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Samoa

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Samoan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type I power charger.

Samoan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.If travelling to Samoa this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz I Type Samoan plug outlet. If you are visiting Samoa from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that 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. If you intend on staying at a destination such as Apia read the Samoan country wikipedia page [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Samoan power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Samoa?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Samoan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Samoa?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Samoa is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving 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 smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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 7 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Samoa?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Samoan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Samoan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type I power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Samoan power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in 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 7 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation located next to the HDMI socket 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 Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is approximately 7 - 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Samoan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Samoan country wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 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, 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, priced £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 at £10-£15.