How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in England

British power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

British power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when visiting abroad.When you are visiting England this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G British plug outlet, the Britons will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to England from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the British power outlet to your 6 inch Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in England

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in England?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in England by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in England?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for England to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for England

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 HD 6 4th generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting England using type B 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting England. [7]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in England?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a British power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a British power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the British power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by three vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top right of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the British power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life lasts approximately 7 to 8 hours. 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 Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a British power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - British country Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. 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, £20-£25.
  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, £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.