Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Ghana

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type G USB adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type D power adapter.

Ghanaian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prepare people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when they are abroad.This page contains instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're in Ghana by using their standard types G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of regions. When you are visiting Ghana from another country check 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 such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a Ghanaian city like Accra refer to the Ghanaian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details.

These instructions show how to connect the Ghanaian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire model 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 back. These instructions assume you are using operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Ghana

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Ghana.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Ghana to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ghanaians use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Ghanaian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Ghana we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ghana 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Ghana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Ghana?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Ghanaian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ghanaian power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Type D USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Ghanaian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug supply (known as the Type D power outlet [7]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top right of your Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghanaian 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. 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters