How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in The Bahamas

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Bahamas power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type B power plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.If you're travelling to The Bahamas these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire using the standard types B or A Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Bahamians normally use the Type B plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Bahamas from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on taking a trip to places such as Nassau or Freeport we also recommend referring to the Bahamas Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the Bahamas power outlet to your Fire. These recommendations assume that you are using the most recent version of the OS for the tablet, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire OS update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in The Bahamas

Can you use a Kindle Fire in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in The Bahamas by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in The Bahamas?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for The Bahamas is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bahamians use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Bahamas trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in The Bahamas?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Bahamas power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Bahamas power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using the Bahamas power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Bahamas power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Bahamas power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from a Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bahamas Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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 cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (around £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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).