How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in American Samoa

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

American Samoan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.When going to American Samoa these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using their standard Type I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type I wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of American Samoans. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to American Samoa from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in American Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in American Samoa?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in American Samoa.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in American Samoa?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best international travel power adapter for American Samoa to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of wall outlets in American Samoa (types I, A, B and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to American Samoa. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to American Samoa using 3 pinned type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa. [13] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in American Samoa?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an American Samoan power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts roughly 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the American Samoan power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 2 slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the 8.9" Kindle situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an American Samoan power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last around 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the American Samoan power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type I power outlet [11]) can be identified by three thin slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle tablet found to the right of the HDMI socket you can 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 Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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 8.9 2nd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - American Samoa Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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$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 price 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, 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, estimated cost C$15-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 C$15-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.