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

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Rwandan power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pin Type J USB charger.

Rwandan power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Rwanda.This page contains a guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Rwanda by using their standard J or C type Rwandan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Rwanda from another region ensure your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Rwandan power outlet to the 6 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. 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 an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest features for your Kindle. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Rwanda

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

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets that Rwandans use (J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Rwandan trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used 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.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 both Rwanda and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Rwanda.
  • 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 Rwanda.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Rwanda?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Rwandan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Rwandan power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 6 inch Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th 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 the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Rwandan power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Rwandan power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type J USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Rwandan power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the Rwandan power outlet. You can recognise this flattened hexagon shaped plug supply by the three large circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of your Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 6 inch Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th 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 the charging process.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Rwandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Wikipedia.org web page about Rwanda
  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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters