Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

Using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a British Virgin Islands power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type B power plug.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in The British Virgin Islands.This simple guide will show exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire when you are travelling to The British Virgin Islands by using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to The British Virgin Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in The British Virgin Islands

Can the Kindle Fire be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in The British Virgin Islands?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in The British Virgin Islands (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The British Virgin Islands we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The British Virgin Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 The British Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire from a British Virgin Islands 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. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire using the British Virgin Islands 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. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The British Virgin Islands
  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.
  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 between $5 to $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 between $5 to $10.
  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.