Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in The Republic of the Congo

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type E USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Congo power outlet, powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a three pinned Type D power plug

Congo power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in The Republic of the Congo using their standard types E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to The Republic of the Congo from another region make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the 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 when powering up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a place like Kinshasa or Lubumbashi read the The Republic of the Congo page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Congo power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version 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. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Congo power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best international travel charger for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Congolese use three different standards of wall outlets (types E, C and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Republic of the Congo and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to The Republic of the Congo using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo?

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Congo power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of the Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD screen will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Congo power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type D power outlet [7]) can be identified by the three circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The 6" Kindle battery life should last approximately 7 - 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type E USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Congo power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then 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. At the top of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 6 inch Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - The Republic of the Congo page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters