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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Cape Verde. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when abroad.When staying in Cape Verde these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using their Type F or C Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type F wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Cape Verdeans. Most power supplies will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Cape Verde from another country please make sure that 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 a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation firmware, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. 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 Cape Verde

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Cape Verdean power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Cape Verde?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Cape Verdeans use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these 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 just by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Cape Verde. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also 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 space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cape Verde 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 Cape Verde.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Cape Verde.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Cape Verde?

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to buy 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 Cape Verdean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 your found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean 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 Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last around 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  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. On the top right of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 tablet takes around less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The tablet battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Wikipedia page about Cape Verde
  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&tag=wikiconnections-20&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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters