Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Hong Kong

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Hong Kong power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G USB charger.

Hong Kong power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions which shows what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are visiting Hong Kong by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Hongkongers using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If travelling to Hong Kong from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Kowloon or Victoria we recommend referring to the Hong Kong country wikipedia page [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to your 6" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle model can be 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. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Hong Kong

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

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best international travel adapter for Hong Kong to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and 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 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Hong Kong.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Hong Kong?

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

Using Type B USB cable and a Type G power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Hong Kong power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Hong Kong power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is 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 Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong country 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/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