How to charge a Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Saint Martin

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a St Martins power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire using a Type F power adapter.

St Martins power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire in Saint Martin. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you're in Saint Martin.When you are travelling to Saint Martin this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by most Saint Martins. Most power sockets change depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets page where you'll find a complete list of regions. When you are visiting Saint Martin from another region please ensure your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the St Martins power outlet to your Kindle tablet. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Saint Martin

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Saint Martin?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a St Martins power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Saint Martin?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Saint Martin is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets in Saint Martin (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Saint Martin or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Martin.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 Saint Martin. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Saint Martin?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a St Martins power outlet

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a St Martins power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire using a St Martins power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The power supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a St Martins power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type F Schuko USB charger to power a Kindle Fire with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the St Martins power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the St Martins power outlet. This round plug outlet (sometimes known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst charging. For more information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Martins page on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  5. 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).