Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Saint Kitts

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a St Kitts power outlet, how to power a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and how to power a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type B power charger

St Kitts power outlet

When packing for a trip to Saint Kitts it is useful to know if you can use any essential gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when they're staying in Saint Kitts.If visiting Saint Kitts this page has useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire using the types G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Kittitian. Power sockets differ depending on which area you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Saint Kitts from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the St Kitts power outlet to the Fire. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle tablet, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire OS update to ensure you have the latest features for your Kindle. For further information visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Saint Kitts

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Saint Kitts?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kittitian use four different types of power outlets (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your St Kitts trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Kitts we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Kitts and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Kitts.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Saint Kitts?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a St Kitts power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire from a St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a St Kitts power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a St Kitts power outlet

Using USB Type B connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a St Kitts power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire from a St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [10], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Saint Kitts
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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 around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  12. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).