Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Samoa

How to connect a Samoan power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Samoan power outlet

When organizing a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your essential electronics such as mobiles and cameras when you're there. Without knowing which power socket is being used you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire. Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire abroad.If you're staying in Samoa these instructions show charging the Kindle Fire by using the 230 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. If you are visiting Samoa from another country make sure the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Apia we also suggest reading the Samoan Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

This guide shows how to connect the Samoan power outlet to the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Fire, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Samoa

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Samoa?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Samoan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Samoa?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire the best travel charger for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for 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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both 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 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Samoa?

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

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type I power adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Samoan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from the Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots in a triangular configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards 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 mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet 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 you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Samoan Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. 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, 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, priced under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing C$15-C$20.