How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Madagascar

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter, powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Malagasy power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when going abroad.This page contains a useful guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're travelling to Madagascar by using the standard types D, C, E, J or K Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Malagasy use Type D sockets in their power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Madagascar from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a city such as Antananarivo or Toamasina refer to the Malagasy Wiki page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Malagasy power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. 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 the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Madagascar

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Madagascar is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Malagasy use five different types of wall outlets (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Madagascar. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Madagascar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Madagascar?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Malagasy 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This unearthed wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Fire should last 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 the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Malagasy power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [7], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into plus a long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 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 the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped power supply (called a Type J power outlet [11]) looks like three large round holes forming a flattened triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of the Kindle found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Malagasy power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall supply (called a Type K power outlet [13]) looks like three large holes forming a triangular pattern and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Fire battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - Malagasy Wiki 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&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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  12. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  14. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters