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

Welsh power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Welsh power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your vital electrical devices such as mobiles and laptops when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket to expect you may pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge which might be incompatible. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're travelling abroad.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when travelling to Wales using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Welsh plug outlet, the Welsh will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Wales from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to somewhere like Cardiff or Swansea please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Wales [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Welsh power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is recognised 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. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Wales

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Welsh power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Wales to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Welsh trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Wales.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Wales?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Welsh power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Welsh power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top right of the 6" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life lasts around 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia.org entry about Wales
  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