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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cambodian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type G power plug and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type A power plug

Cambodian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are travelling abroad.If you are travelling to Cambodia the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the standard types G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Cambodia from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Cambodian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. 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 you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Cambodia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Cambodian 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 Cambodia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Cambodia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets in Cambodia (types G, A and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Cambodia or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

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 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. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cambodia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Cambodia 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Cambodia. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Cambodia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  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 Cambodian 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

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

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other. Note that power cords used with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of your 6 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to full 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 recharging cycle. The tablet battery life is roughly 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 and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

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

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] 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 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect 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 port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life is 7 - 8 hours. 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 Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Cambodia
  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, under C$20.
  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, under C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  8. 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, priced at under C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at C$15-C$20.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.