How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Nevis

A page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Nevis power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type A power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a Type G power plug and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Nevis power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire in Nevis. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Nevis these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire using their G, A, B or D type 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Nevis from a different country check your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Basseterre or Charlestown we suggest referring to the Nevis Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Nevis power outlet to the Kindle Fire. These recommendations assume that you have installed the most recent version of the operating system for the Fire, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Nevis

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Nevis?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Nevis.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Nevis?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Nevis is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of wall outlets in Nevis (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this online - 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 foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nevis 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 America visiting Nevis.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Nevis. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Nevis?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the type of Fire you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet during recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

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

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6], is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  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 Nevis 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 A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nevis power outlet

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Nevis power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display 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 is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using a Nevis power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. This power supply (called a Type D power outlet [10]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Nevis 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nevis Wikipedia 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, costs 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, between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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, costs around $5.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15.
  12. 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.