Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Tobago

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Tobagonian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Tobagonian power outlet

If planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you're there. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in Tobago you may end up either over packing with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, meaning having to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Tobago this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire by using their standard B or A type Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note Type B plug outlets will be normally used by a majority of Tobagonians. If your Kindle Fire doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Tobago from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Tobagonian city like Scarborough or Queens Bay we also suggest reading the Tobagonian country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Tobagonian power outlet to your Kindle tablet. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Tobago

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Tobago?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Tobago.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Tobago?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Tobago is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Tobagonians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Tobagonian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tobago 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Tobago using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Tobago?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Tobagonian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using the Tobagonian 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 the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Tobagonian power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire using the Tobagonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short twin plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then 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. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tobagonian country entry 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, around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-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, 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, costs 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, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).