How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Taiwan

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Taiwanese power outlet by using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Taiwanese power outlet

When planning a trip it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge your essential devices when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.This page is a guide showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Taiwan by using the B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Taiwanese. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Taiwan from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Taiwanese power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not 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 manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Taiwan

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

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Taiwan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Taiwanese use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Taiwan. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Taiwan 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Taiwan.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Taiwan?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Taiwanese power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Taiwanese 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. First insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top right of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Taiwanese 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. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Taiwanese power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two slots parallel to each other where the two blades sit with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last 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 the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - wikipedia.org page about Taiwan
  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