Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in American Samoa

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pin Type A power plug and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type B power adapter

American Samoan power outlet

If organizing a trip to American Samoa it can be helpful to know if you can power all your electrical devices such as mobiles or tablets when you reach your hotel. But, without knowing which wall socket is used in American Samoa you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might not be compatible. Complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they're staying in American Samoa.If you're visiting American Samoa the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the I, A, B or F type American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of American Samoans will typically use Type I plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page to see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest 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 the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in American Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in American Samoa?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to an American Samoan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in American Samoa?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel charger for American Samoa to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. American Samoans use four different standards 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 multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting American Samoa using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa. [13]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in American Samoa?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using an American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the American Samoan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire located to the right of the HDMI output 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 7" Kindle Fire HD display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD lasts 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 HD 7 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type B USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the American Samoan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. 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 HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation situated to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using an American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the American Samoan power outlet. This sunken circular wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI output 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 7 inch Kindle Fire HD display will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle is 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a Type I power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 thin slots in an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in 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 HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - American Samoan country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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, 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, 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, estimated cost 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, 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.