Charging a Kindle Fire when staying in Saint Helena

How to connect a St Helenian power outlet to a Kindle Fire

St Helenian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page is a step by step guide demonstrating how to power your Kindle Fire when you are travelling to Saint Helena by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the St Helenians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Saint Helena from a different region please check that your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a place like Jamestown or Half Tree Hollow read the St Helenian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details.

This guide shows you how to connect the St Helenian power outlet to your Fire. This page assumes that you are using the most recent version of the firmware for the Kindle Fire, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Saint Helena

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Saint Helena?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a St Helenian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Saint Helena?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Helena.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a St Helenian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cord with a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the St Helenian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, but this may take longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Helenian Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15.
  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, estimated cost under $10.
  6. 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.