How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Aruba

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire from an Aruban power outlet by using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type F power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Type A USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type B power plug

Aruban power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when Aruba.When staying in Aruba this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire using their standard types F, A or B Aruban 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different regions. If your Kindle Fire does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Aruba from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows you how to connect the Aruban power outlet to the Kindle Fire. This guide assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire OS update which ensures you have the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Aruba

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Aruba?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Aruba by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Aruba?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Aruba is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Arubans use (types F, A and B) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Aruba and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Aruba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Aruba. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Aruba?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using an Aruban 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. The wall supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. For more information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Aruban power outlet

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two slots parallel to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Aruban power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire from an Aruban power outlet by using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using an Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle whilst recharging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Aruba
  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 (around £1 GBP / under 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, estimated price under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 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).