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

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Vietnamese power outlet, powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a three pin Type G USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a double pin Type A USB charger

Vietnamese power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation . This page has step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when visiting Vietnam using their standard types G, A or C Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Vietnamese use the Type G power outlets. When travelling to Vietnam from another country check the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Vietnamese power outlet to your 6 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation Fire OS operating system, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Vietnam

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Vietnamese use (G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

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 countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Vietnam.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Vietnam.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Vietnam?

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

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Vietnamese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B 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. At the top of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese 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 your tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD6 takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last roughly 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Vietnamese power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B 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. At the top of your 6 inch Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese 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 your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD6 Forth Generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last roughly 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The power supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  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. You will find the USB port at the top of your 6 inch Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately 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 Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - wikipedia web page about Vietnam
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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