How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in American Samoa

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type B power plug and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type F Schuko USB charger

American Samoan power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in American Samoa. The following useful guide shows exactly how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're travelling to American Samoa by using their I, A, B or F type American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of American Samoans will typically use the Type I sockets in their power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to American Samoa from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this model of the Kindle by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation OS, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in American Samoa

Can the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation be used in American Samoa?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in American Samoa by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in American Samoa?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for American Samoa is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. American Samoans use four different standards of wall outlets (I, A, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable power converter 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa. [13]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in American Samoa?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using an American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Connect 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 HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of the 6" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a Type B power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the American Samoan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the American Samoan power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top right of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly under 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your tablet lasts 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet using Type B USB cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using an American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply (known as the Type F power outlet [9] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the tablet battery life should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the American Samoan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of the Kindle Fire HD6 Forth Generation located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire should last approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - American Samoa country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 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, costing under C$5.
  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 C$10-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, priced at under C$5.
  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, under C$5.
  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, costs under C$5.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.