How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Samoa

Samoan power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Samoan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are visiting Samoa by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I power outlet. When you are visiting Samoa from a different region please ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to a city such as Apia we also recommend referring to the Samoa Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the Samoan power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Samoa

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Samoa?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Samoan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Samoa?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Samoa. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Samoa using type B American 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 practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Samoa?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Samoan power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Samoan power outlet you will need 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 insert the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 thin slots forming a triangular shape with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the base of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life lasts around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Samoan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Samoa Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, priced at 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, £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.