Charging the Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Montserrat

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire from a Montserratian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Montserratian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Montserrat.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire when travelling to Montserrat using their standard B or A type Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll find power supplies vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting Montserrat from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Montserratian power outlet to your Kindle. These recommendations assume you have installed the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Montserrat

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Montserrat?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Montserrat.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Montserrat?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Montserrat to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Montserratians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the flight. 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 speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Montserrat and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Montserrat using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Montserrat. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Montserrat?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Montserratian power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire from a Montserratian power outlet you'll need to buy 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 inserting it in the Montserratian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other. Please note power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used in Montserrat so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Montserratian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Montserratian power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Montserratian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin. Please note power cords used with type B outlets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in Montserrat so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Montserrat
  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, priced 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, 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, between $15 to $20.