How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Brazil

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

If organizing a vacation to Brazil it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power your electronics when you arrive. However without knowing which power supply is used you could bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Brazil by using the N or C type 60Hz power outlets, you will find most Brazilians will typically use the Type N plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Brazil from another region then check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the Brazilian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to 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 Brazil

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Brazilian power outlet.

Brazil

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Brazil?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best travel charger for Brazil is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Brazilians use two different types of wall outlets (N and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Brazil using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brazil. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Brazil?

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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Brazilian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other. Prior to 2010 older buildings may use this power supply.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life is 7 - 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 charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type N USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Brazilian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type N USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. You can recognise this hexagon shaped wall supply by three large round holes forming a flattened triangular shape. Since 2010 all new buildings will use this power supply.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top right of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Brazil
  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, £5-£10.
  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, priced £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type N power outlet
  8. Type N USB power adapter - The three 4mm rounded pins on a grounded Brazilian Type N USB charger form a flattened triangular pattern, priced under £40.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.