How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting American Samoa

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type A USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a double pinned Type F power adapter

American Samoan power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are visiting American Samoa.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting American Samoa by using their Type I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type I plug outlets will be normally used by most American Samoans. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to American Samoa from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay somewhere such as Tafuna we recommend reading the American Samoa Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. For more information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in American Samoa

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in American Samoa?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in American Samoa.

American Samoa

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in American Samoa?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel adapter for American Samoa to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of power outlets in American Samoa (types I, A, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to American Samoa we recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

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 recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both American Samoa 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa. [13]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in American Samoa?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a three pin Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using an American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top of the Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by two slots where the plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 7 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using an American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your Fire situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last roughly 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type I USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an 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. First you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [11], can be recognised by 3 slots in a triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top of the Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - American Samoa Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, £2-£3.
  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, around £5.
  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, costs £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, estimated cost under £15.
  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, £20-£25.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.