Charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Thailand

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Thai power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a three pinned Type B power adapter

Thai power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are travelling to Thailand using their standard B, A or C type Thai 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Thai will use the Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Thailand from another region please check the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay in a Thai place such as Bangkok we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Thailand [1] for further information.

These instructions show how to connect the Thai power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified 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 of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Thailand

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

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Thailand?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel charger for Thailand is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of wall outlets that Thai use (types B, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Thai trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 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 useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Thailand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Thailand.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Thailand?

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

Using type B USB micro connector with a Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Thai power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Thai power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one 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 of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 6 inch Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 6 inch Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Thai power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Thai power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Thai power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short live and neutral blades go with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of your found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The 6 inch Kindle battery life should last 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Thai power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Thai power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Europlug, is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top right of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Thai 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 lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 8 hours. 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 Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Wikipedia.org web page about Thailand
  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