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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a two pinned Type A power plug and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type I power charger

Chinese power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.If you are planning a vacation to China this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using the I, A or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type I plug outlets will be typically used by most Chinese. You will discover power will change depending on which country you are visiting so please read the Asia page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to China from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following instructions show how to connect the Chinese power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this make of the Kindle tablet by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your tablet. Go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in China

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

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in China?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best international travel charger for China to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Chinese use (types I, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below 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.

Alternative travel adapter for China

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to China using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting China.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in China?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Chinese power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 HD situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 6 inch Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life should last approximately 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 life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Chinese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. The power supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top of your 6 inch Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is 7 to 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord with a Type I power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Chinese power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Chinese power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three thin slots in an upside-down triangle pattern with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground. Note that the live and neutral blades are reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets therefore please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with a Chinese power outlet.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of your 6 inch Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - Chinese wikipedia 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&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=WFISVHSRCRSZTJA4 - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  10. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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