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

A guide on how to power a Kindle Fire with a Cayman Islands power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type B USB adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the Kindle Fire when they are travelling to The Cayman Islands.If going to The Cayman Islands this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire by using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware Type B wall outlets will be used by most Caymanians. If your Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The Cayman Islands from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Cayman Islands power outlet to the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the Kindle, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the latest features for your device. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in The Cayman Islands

Can the Kindle Fire be used in The Cayman Islands?

You can use a Kindle Fire in The Cayman Islands by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire the best travel power adapter for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Caymanians use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip to The Cayman Islands or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 visiting The Cayman Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 The Cayman Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in The Cayman Islands?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Cayman Islands power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging process. For more information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about The Cayman Islands
  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, 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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).