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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type E power plug.

Malian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare people wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when going to Mali.This useful guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're in Mali by using the Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources change regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Mali from another country please make sure the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Malian power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. Go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Mali

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Mali is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Mali (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mali and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Mali using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Mali?

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Malian power outlet you'll need to use 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 wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger 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 of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life lasts 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Malian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two large circular adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the USB power charger 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 of the Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Malian 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&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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters