Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to Samoa

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Samoan power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type I power adapter.

Samoan power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Samoa.This page contains a guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Samoa using their standard 230 volt 50Hz I Type Samoan power supply. If you are travelling to Samoa from a different region please double check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Samoan power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Samoa?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Samoa by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Samoa?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Samoa we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect 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 HDX 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Samoa?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Samoan power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type I power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a 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. 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 recognised by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX located next to the power button 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 Third Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Samoa Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 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 cost £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, costing around £10.