How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Palau

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Palauan power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a Type B power plug.

Palauan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to power the Kindle Fire when going to Palau.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire when you're in Palau by using their Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power sources are different regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If your Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Palau from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the Palauan power outlet to the Kindle tablet. These recommendations assume that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Palau

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Palau?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Palau.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Palau?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Palau to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Palauans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Palauan trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Palau 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Palau using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Palau?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Palauan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Palauan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Palauan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Palauan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Palauan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. This wall supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two thin slots with a hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 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 a Palauan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Palauan 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, 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, 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 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 between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).