How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when visiting India

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Indian power outlet using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type C power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a three pin Type D USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type M USB charger

Indian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to India it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any vital devices when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is being used in India you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible. Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.If you're travelling to India these instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using the D, C or M type Indian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Indians normally use the Type D plugs in their plug outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Asia page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting India from another region please check that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on staying somewhere like Mumbai or Kolkatta please read the Indian page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Indian power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise 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. This page assumes you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in India

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for India to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of power outlets in India (types D, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for India

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to India using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 India.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in India?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Indian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Indian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. You'll find the USB port at the top right of your 6" Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 6" Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and 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. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Indian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type D USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Indian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Indian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the Indian power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [7]) looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of your Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 7 to 8 hours. 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 D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Indian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Indian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type M USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Indian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB 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 of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian 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 6" Kindle Fire takes under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - Indian page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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