How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Tunisia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Tunisian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a two pinned Type E USB charger.

Tunisian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Tunisia. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Tunisia by using the standard types E or C Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Tunisians will typically use the Type E wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Tunisia from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This guide shows how to connect the Tunisian power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Tunisia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation be used in Tunisia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Tunisian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Tunisia?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Tunisia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Tunisians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

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 HD 6 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting 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 Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Tunisia 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 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 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 a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Tunisia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tunisian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Tunisian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian 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. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tunisian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tunisian power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Tunisian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Tunisian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one 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 port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of your Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tunisian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  6. 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 £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost under £10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.