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

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Swedish power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Swedish power outlet

If you are planning to travel it is helpful to know in advance if you can use any vital devices like mobiles and cameras that you'll be bringing with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Sweden you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation . When you're planning a vacation to Sweden these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using their types F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Swedes will use Type F plugs in their power outlets. When travelling to Sweden from a different region ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from 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) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show how to connect the Swedish power outlet to the 6 inch Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire 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 an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation OS, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. For more 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 Sweden

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Swedish power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best international travel charger for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Swedes use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Sweden we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sweden 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Sweden.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Sweden?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Swedish power outlet

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Swedish power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Swedish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Swedish power outlet. The plug supply, also known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top right of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 6 inch Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is 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 battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Swedish power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Swedish power outlet

Using USB type B cable and a Type F USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Swedish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cable into 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 the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 6 inch Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during charging. The 6 inch Kindle battery life should last roughly 7 - 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Swedish Wikipedia web 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