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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type A power charger, powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type B power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type C Europlug USB charger

Filipino power outlet

If packing for a holiday it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge all your common gadgets at your destination. However, by not knowing which power socket is used in The Philippines you could end up either weighing your luggage down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation . This guide was written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.If you are staying in The Philippines this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the standard Type C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type C power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Filipinas. When travelling to The Philippines from another country check your 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 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Filipino power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version is identified 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, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The Philippines

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Filipino power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Filipinos use three different standards of plug sockets (types C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to The Philippines we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Philippines and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Philippines using type B 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 Philippines.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The Philippines?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Filipino 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. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Filipino power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots next to each other. Be aware power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro 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. You will find the USB port on the top right of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD6 inch battery life lasts approximately 7 to 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type B power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Filipino power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the ground pin. Please note that power cords with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in The Philippines so we suggest checking prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in 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. At the top right of your 6" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Filipino 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 the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 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 and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the top right of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD6 inch found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is around 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 battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - The Philippines 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&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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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