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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Burkinabe power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a double pin Type E USB charger.

Burkinabe power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Burkina Faso by using their types E or C Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Burkina Faso from a different region check that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Ouagadougou or Bobo-Dioulasso we also recommend referring to the Burkina Faso Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Burkinabe 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 make of the Kindle Fire is identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation firmware, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation OS 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 Burkina Faso

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

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Burkina Faso is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Burkinabe use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Burkinabe trip. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors 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 can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Burkina Faso.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Burkina Faso?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type C power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Burkinabe 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then 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 on the top of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD6 Forth Generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Burkinabe power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Burkinabe power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the Burkinabe power outlet. This circular plug outlet (sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB 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 6 inch Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is around 7 to 8 hours. For further information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkina Faso Wikipedia web 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters