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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a UK power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

UK power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation . This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when travelling to The United Kingdom using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the British using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. Power supplies vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When you are visiting The United Kingdom from another country double check the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show how to connect the UK power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise 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. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation software update to make sure 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 UK

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

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

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The United Kingdom?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for The United Kingdom to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your UK trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for UK

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but 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 is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting UK using type B American 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 and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting UK.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The United Kingdom?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a UK power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a UK power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by three vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top of the found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 6" Kindle Fire HD takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the 6" Kindle Fire HD is around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia web page about The United Kingdom
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters