Charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when planning a trip to Namibia

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Namibian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector with a Type D USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a three pinned Type M power adapter.

Namibian power outlet

Differing voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. If travelling to Namibia this page has useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the types D or M 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Namibia from another country ensure 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 (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Namibian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and 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 for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire can be identified 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 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Namibia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Namibia?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Namibia by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Namibia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Namibian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Namibia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 Namibia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Namibia?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of your Kindle found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 7 - 8 hours. 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 D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Namibian power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three large holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 6 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts roughly 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - wikipedia entry about Namibia
  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/typeD.htm - Type D 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 D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 USD (around £25 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).