How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in The Dominican Republic

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using type B USB connector and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any vital electrical devices at your destination. However without knowing which power socket is being used in The Dominican Republic you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire when you are in The Dominican Republic by using the standard types B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Dominicanse use Type B sockets in their plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The Dominican Republic from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire is a dual voltage device (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 Dominican Republic power outlet to the Kindle Fire. These recommendations assume that you have installed the most recent version of the operating system for the tablet, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in The Dominican Republic

Can the Kindle Fire be used in The Dominican Republic?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire then the best international travel power adapter for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power adapters on your trip to The Dominican Republic or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated 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 Dominican Republic

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Dominican Republic 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in The Dominican Republic?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Dominican Republic power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the two blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Dominican Republic power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For more information on charging the Kindle please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Dominican Republic country page on wikipedia.org
  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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£1-£2 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, under $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).