How to charge a Kindle Fire when planning a trip to French Polynesia

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger, charging a Kindle Fire using a Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type B power plug

French Polynesian power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. When visiting French Polynesia these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire using their standard types E, A or B 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to French Polynesia from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the French Polynesian power outlet to your Kindle. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in French Polynesia

Can you use a Kindle Fire in French Polynesia?

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in French Polynesia?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. French Polynesians use three different standards of plug sockets (types E, A and B) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to French Polynesia we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to French Polynesia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in French Polynesia?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a Type A power charger to charge a Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the French Polynesian 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 plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by two thin slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device during recharging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - French Polynesian Wikipedia page
  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, estimated price 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, priced 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).