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

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Barbadian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Barbadian power outlet

When planning to travel to Barbados it can often be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electrical devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Barbados you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you're there which might be incompatible. Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Barbados. These instructions were specifically 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 Barbados.When you're visiting Barbados these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the standard Type B or A 115 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Bajans. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets page for a complete list of countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Barbados from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Bridgetown or Speightstown we also recommend referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Barbados [1] for further information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Barbadian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version is identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation firmware update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Barbados

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

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

Barbados

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best travel power adapter for Barbados is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Barbados (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied 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 plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following 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 or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Barbados using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 Barbados. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Barbados?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Barbadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Barbadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. 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 at the top of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 7 - 8 hours. For more information 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 Barbadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Barbadian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Barbadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbadian power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by the two slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of your 6 inch Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Barbadian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Barbados
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. 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, estimated cost 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, costs around C$10.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.