How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Guinea-Bissau

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type C power charger.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Guinea-Bissau these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using a Europlug for charging. When you are visiting Guinea-Bissau from a different region please make sure the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you are planning to stay at a Bissau-Guinean place such as Bissau or GabĂș we suggest referring to the Bissau-Guinean Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bissau-Guinean power outlet to your 6 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify 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. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Guinea-Bissau

Can the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation be used in Guinea-Bissau?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Guinea-Bissau?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Guinea-Bissau is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guinea-Bissau 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea-Bissau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Guinea-Bissau?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Bissau-Guinean 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 the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect 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. On the top right of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Bissau-Guinean Wikipedia page
  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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters