How to charge the Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Antigua

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire from an Antiguan power outlet with micro USB type B connector and a Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire abroad.This guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire when staying in Antigua by using the standard types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Antiguans. When you are visiting Antigua from a different country double check your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay at an Antiguan place such as St. John's or All Saints we suggest referring to the Antiguan Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to your tablet. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Antigua

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Antigua?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Antigua.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire then the best international travel charger for Antigua is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Antigua (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. 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 as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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 converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Antigua and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Antigua using 3 pinned type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Antigua?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire from an Antiguan power outlet with micro USB type B connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using an Antiguan 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Antiguan power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire with an Antiguan power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Antiguan 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. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in 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. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Antiguan 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 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 (around £5 GBP / under 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, under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).