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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Maltese power outlet with USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

Maltese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Malta. These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're in going to Malta.When you are travelling to Malta this page has useful instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Maltese using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You'll discover that power will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the Europe page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to Malta from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Maltese power outlet to your 6 inch Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. 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 an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Malta

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Malta by using the correct power convertor.

Malta

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Malta to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand 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 chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Malta.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers the same functionality as 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [7]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Malta?

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

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Maltese power outlet using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Maltese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect 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 can find the USB port on the top of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is around 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Malta
  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 under C$5.
  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 under C$15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.