Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Saint Vincent

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type E USB adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire using a Type G USB plug and how to power a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Type C USB charger

St Vincentian power outlet

If you are planning to travel it's useful to know if you can power your vital devices like cell phones or tablets when you get there. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in Saint Vincent you could pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. When you're visiting Saint Vincent these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire by using their standard G, C, E, I or K type St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of St Vincentians. You will discover that power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Saint Vincent from another region ensure your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the St Vincentian power outlet to the tablet. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle tablet, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Saint Vincent

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Saint Vincent?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Saint Vincent by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Saint Vincent?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Saint Vincent is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. St Vincentians use five different types of wall outlets (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for 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 for your St Vincentian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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 when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Vincent 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Vincent.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Saint Vincent?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro 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 St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type E USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a St Vincentian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type K power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. This plug supply (known as the Type K power outlet [10]) can be recognised by three holes forming an inverted triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro 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 St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Saint Vincent
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, C$10-C$15.
  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, under C$10.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, costing under C$15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.