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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger, powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pin Type A power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter

American Samoan power outlet

When organizing a holiday it's useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you reach your hotel. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.If you're staying in American Samoa this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard Type I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type I plug outlets are normally used by a majority of American Samoans. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when visiting American Samoa from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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. Visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in American Samoa

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

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in American Samoa?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for American Samoa to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. American Samoans use four different types of power outlets (types I, A, B and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for American 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 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting American Samoa.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa. [13] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in American Samoa?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the American Samoan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the American Samoan power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 6 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 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the Kindle Fire Third Generation located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the American Samoan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the American Samoan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [12] 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 wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three slots forming an upside-down triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of your Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Third Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - American Samoa Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. 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, priced at around £1.
  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. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. 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, costing £20-£25.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. 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, priced at £15-£20.
  11. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  12. 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, costs around £20.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.