How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Gambia

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Gambian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

Gambian power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Gambia it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge any vital electrical devices when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is being used in Gambia you may end up either having to bring too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when going to Gambia.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are travelling to Gambia by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Gambians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Gambia from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Gambian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle 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. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Gambia

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Gambia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Gambia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included 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 quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Gambian trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Gambia.
  • 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 only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Gambia.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Gambia?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Gambian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Gambian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Gambian power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is 7 - 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 battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Gambian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - Gambia 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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