Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Saint Lucia

Using Type B USB cable and a Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a St Lucian power outlet.

St Lucian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire when staying in Saint Lucia using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the St Lucians using 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Saint Lucia from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the St Lucian power outlet to the tablet. This page assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Saint Lucia

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Saint Lucia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a St Lucian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Saint Lucia?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Saint Lucia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your St Lucian trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Lucia using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features 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 a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Saint Lucia?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a St Lucian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire using a St Lucian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one 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 Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Lucian Wikipedia web page
  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, priced under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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. 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).