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

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Kenyan power outlet.

Kenyan power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Kenya it can be useful to know if you can use your devices when you get there. Without knowing which plug socket is used in Kenya you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you get there. Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Kenya.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're travelling to Kenya using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Kenyan plug outlet, the Kenyans will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Most power will differ depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Kenya from another country ensure the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Nairobi or Mombasa we recommend reading the Kenyan Wikipedia page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

This guide shows how to connect the Kenyan power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Kenya

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

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

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best international travel adapter for Kenya 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 pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Kenyan trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Kenya we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated 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 Kenya

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kenya and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kenya.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kenya.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Kenya?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Kenyan power outlet

Using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Kenyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Kenyan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Kenyan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top right of the Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation is approximately 7 - 8 hours. 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 procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Kenyan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya - Kenyan Wikipedia 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/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