Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in American Samoa

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an American Samoan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger, how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pinned Type A power charger and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pinned Type B power charger

American Samoan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.If you're travelling to American Samoa this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using the Type I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of American Samoans typically use the Type I sockets in their wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting American Samoa from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to the First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 6.3.4 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. For more information visit the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in American Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in American Samoa?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to an American Samoan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in American Samoa?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation and visiting multiple countries 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 (I, A, B and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 1st generation supports 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 demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in American Samoa?

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the American Samoan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle tablet situated between the headphone connector and 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 1st generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around under 4 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the American Samoan power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your Kindle original situated between the headphone connector and 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 1st generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around under 4 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the American Samoan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [9] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your first generation Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the first generation Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type I USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st 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. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type I power outlet [11]) can be identified by the three 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 ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your first gen Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the first generation Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - American Samoa page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st 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, costs under C$30.
  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, estimated cost under C$15.
  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, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  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, costing under C$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, priced at under C$20.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.