Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in American Samoa

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power charger, charging a Kindle Fire using a double pinned Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type F USB charger

American Samoan power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when staying abroad.If planning a trip to American Samoa these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire by using the types I, A, B or F 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type I wall outlets are normally used by a majority of American Samoans. If your Kindle Fire does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting American Samoa from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire OS update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in American Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire in American Samoa?

You can use a Kindle Fire in American Samoa.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in American Samoa?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire then the best international travel adapter for American Samoa is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. American Samoans use four different standards of wall outlets (types I, A, B and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both American Samoa and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 American Samoa. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in American Samoa?

Powering a Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an American Samoan power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire from the American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from an American Samoan power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type I power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the American Samoan power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three thin slots in a triangle shape with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - American Samoan Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing around £1.
  5. 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, estimated price £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced at around £20.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £15-£20.
  10. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  11. 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, £20-£25.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.