Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in American Samoa

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type B power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pin Type A power plug and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pin Schuko Type F power charger

American Samoan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting American Samoa using their standard Type I, A, B or F 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most American Samoans typically use Type I plug outlets. Most power sockets differ from region to region so please read our WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list showing countries. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to American Samoa from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay somewhere like Tafuna or Nu'uuli please refer to the American Samoan Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation Fire operating system, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in American Samoa

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to an American Samoan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

American Samoa

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for American Samoa is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. American Samoans use four different types of power outlets (I, A, B and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa. [13]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in American Samoa?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type A power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using an American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable 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. At the base of your Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Type B USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of the Fire located 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 HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using an American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large round adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the 8.9" Kindle Fire battery life should last around 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using USB type B cord and a Type I USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd 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. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - American Samoan Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 under £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, costing £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, priced at £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 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, priced £10-£15.