How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Afghanistan

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Afghan power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type F power charger.

Afghan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when they're abroad.If you are visiting Afghanistan this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using their Type F or C Afghan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Afghanistan from another region please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Kabul or Kandahar we also recommend reading the Afghanistan Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Afghan power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This make of the Kindle Fire 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Afghanistan

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to an Afghan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best international travel charger for Afghanistan is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Afghans use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage 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 flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Afghanistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Afghanistan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet

Using USB type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Afghan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Afghan power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using an Afghan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Afghan power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6" Forth Generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 6" Forth Generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. 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 an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghanistan Wiki 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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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