Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Trinidad

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Trinidad power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Trinidad power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Trinidad.When you are visiting Trinidad this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire using the types B or A 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Trinidadians will normally use Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Trinidad from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Trinidad power outlet to your Kindle Fire. These instructions assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Trinidad

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Trinidad?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Trinidad is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Trinidadians use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America going to Trinidad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Trinidad. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Trinidad?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire from a Trinidad power outlet you'll 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 in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Trinidad power outlet

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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire using the Trinidad 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Trinidad power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Trinidad
  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 (under £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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£15-£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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).