Charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when planning a trip to New Zealand

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a New Zealand power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

New Zealand power outlet

If you are planning to travel it's useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you're there. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in New Zealand you may end up either over packing with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to New Zealand this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz I Type New Zealand plug outlet, the New Zealanders will use a special AS/NZS 3112 plug for power outlets. If you are visiting New Zealand from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the New Zealand power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified 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 rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

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

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in New Zealand by using a power adaptor.

New Zealand

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in New Zealand?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for New Zealand is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your New Zealand trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Zealand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in New Zealand?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a New Zealand power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type I USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the New Zealand power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the New Zealand power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots in a triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of your 6" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 6" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your 6" Kindle is approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about New Zealand
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, 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, costing around C$10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced C$15-C$20.