Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when visiting American Samoa

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type F power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pin Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B USB adapter

American Samoan power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in American Samoa. These guidelines have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they are visiting American Samoa.When visiting American Samoa this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the I, A, B or F type American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of American Samoans will use Type I plug outlets. Power supplies are different depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections world power supplies guide for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting American Samoa from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on visiting somewhere such as Tafuna we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia.org entry about American Samoa [1] for further information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation Fire OS, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date features for your tablet. Go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in American Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in American Samoa?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to an American Samoan power outlet.

American Samoa

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in American Samoa?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for American Samoa is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of power outlets that American Samoans use (types I, A, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to American Samoa using type B American 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 and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa. [13]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in American Samoa?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of the 7" 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 appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX should last around 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an 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. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the American Samoan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of the Kindle Fire Third Generation 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 at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with 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 HDX 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using type B USB connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [9], can be identified by two large adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of the 7" 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 appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX should last around 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American Samoan power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd 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. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type I power outlet [11], can be identified by 3 slots forming a triangle configuration with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of your tablet found next to the power button you'll 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 tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX takes less than 6 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 charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is around 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about American Samoa
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd 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, estimated price under C$20.
  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, under 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, 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, estimated price 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, under C$20.