Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in American Samoa

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a three pin Type B power charger

American Samoan power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in American Samoa. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are visiting abroad.When you're staying in American Samoa the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the types I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of American Samoans normally use the Type I wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting American Samoa from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show how to connect the American Samoan power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire model is identified by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in American Samoa

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in American Samoa?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in American Samoa.

American Samoa

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in American Samoa?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for American Samoa to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets that American Samoans use (types I, A, B and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your American Samoan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting American Samoa using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa. [13]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in American Samoa?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cable and a Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from 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 in the American Samoan power outlet. The plug supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire battery life should last 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using 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. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically called a Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is approximately 10 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 8.9 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from 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 in the American Samoan power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, sometimes called the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [9], can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB 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 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is approximately 10 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type I power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type I power outlet [11], can be recognised by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation lasts 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - American Samoan Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, 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, 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, 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, priced C$4-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.