How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Japan

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Japanese power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type B power plug.

Japanese power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when abroad.If you are going to travel to Japan the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using their Type B or A Japanese 100 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Japanese will normally use Type B sockets in their power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Japan from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Japanese power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised 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 back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Japan

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Japanese power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Japan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets that Japanese use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Japan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Japan.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Japan.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Japan?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Japanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Japanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Japanese power outlet. The power supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other where the two blades sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of your Kindle Fire HD 6" Forth Generation found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Japanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Japanese power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Japanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Japanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of your 6 inch Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Japanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life lasts 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Japanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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