How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in New Caledonia

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when going to New Caledonia.This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're travelling to New Caledonia by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to New Caledonia from another country please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Nouméa or Wé please read the wikipedia.org entry about New Caledonia [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle tablet 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 are using Fire OS operating system 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 makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in New Caledonia

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

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best international travel charger for New Caledonia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of 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 simply by switching the plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your New Caledonian trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia 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 much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in New Caledonia?

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the New Caledonian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  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 the 6" Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your lasts roughly 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 New Caledonian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about New Caledonia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, priced at C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price 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, costing under C$20.