How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with micro USB Type B cable and a Type G USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type D power charger.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are visiting Sierra Leone by using the G or D type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Sierra Leone from another country double check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Sierra Leonean power outlet to the 6 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle 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. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation operating system, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Sierra Leone

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Sierra Leone by using a power convertor.

Sierra Leone

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Sierra Leoneans use two different standards of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Sierra Leone we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Sierra Leone.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Sierra Leone?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with micro USB Type B cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the 6 inch Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 7 - 8 hours. 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B 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 6 inch Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Sierra Leone
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).