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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Somali power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

Somali power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Somalia. 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.If you're travelling to Somalia the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, the Somalians will use Europlugs for power outlets. If visiting Somalia from another region please ensure the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Somali power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 6" and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of 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. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Somalia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Somalia.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Somalia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. 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 do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Somalia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters 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 supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Somalia 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 visiting Somalia.
  • 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 offers practically 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 a more generous 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 Somalia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Somalia?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Somali power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Somali power outlet you'll need to buy 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. This unearthed power supply, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  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. You'll find the USB port at the top of the Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, 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 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 battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Somali country 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters