How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when planning a trip to Singapore

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet using Micro USB type B cable with a Type G USB adapter, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a three pinned Type M USB charger

Singapore power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Singapore. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when visiting abroad.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are in Singapore by using their Type G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Singaporeans. If visiting Singapore from a different country check that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Singapore city such as Singapore please read the Visit Singapore [1] for more information prior to the area.

This guide shows you how to connect the Singapore power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This version of the Kindle is recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Singapore

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Singapore.

Singapore

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best travel power adapter for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Singaporeans use (G, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Singapore trip. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Singapore.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Singapore?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet using Micro USB type B cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape. The most common outlets found in Singapore are Type G power sockets.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD6 Forth Generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 7 to 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet

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

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Singapore power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. The wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by two round adjacent holes. Type C plug outlets in Singapore aren't as common.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 6" Kindle takes around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Fire battery life should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type M power outlet [9], can be identified by three large holes in a triangular pattern. Type M plug outlets in Singapore aren't as common.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts approximately 7 to 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  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, priced around C$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, under C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced under C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costs under C$20.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.