How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in America

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an American power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type B power plug.

American power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. If you're visiting America this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using their Type B or A American 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Americans. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to America from another country then check that it is compatible with a 120 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the American power outlet to your Forth Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation 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 back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in America

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to an American power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for America to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Americans use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your American trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for America

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both America and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 America.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This 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 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 America.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in America?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an American power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using an American power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the American power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top of your located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your tablet should last around 7 - 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 the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an American power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an American power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by two thin slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top right of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts roughly 7 - 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 the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an American power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://www.visittheusa.co.uk/ - Visit The USA
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201596990&linkId=WFISVHSRCRSZTJA4 - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, estimated price C$15-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 C$5-C$10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, estimated price under C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.