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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

Argentinean power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when abroad.This page contains a useful guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're travelling to Argentina by using the standard Type I or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Argentinians use Type I plug outlets. Power sources will change from country to country so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If visiting Argentina from a different region double check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation 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.

The following page shows how to connect the Argentinean power outlet to your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 6" and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using operating system 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 firmware update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Argentina

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Argentina to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Argentineans use two different types of plug sockets (I and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger 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 size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

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 converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters are 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 America visiting Argentina.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 practically 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 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 Argentina. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Argentina?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet you will need 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 power supply. This unearthed wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro 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 Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 6" found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. For more 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 battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type I power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using an Argentinean power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades. Note that the live and neutral pins are configured reversed compared to Chinese and Australian power outlets so check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible in Argentina.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. You can find the USB port on the top right of your 6 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Argentinean Wiki 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, £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, estimated price £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  8. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.