How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when visiting Saint Helena

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a St Helenian power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type G power adapter.

St Helenian power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has step by step instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when visiting Saint Helena using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the St Helenians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Saint Helena from a different country please ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

The following guide shows you how to connect the St Helenian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular make of Kindle tablet is recognised 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 back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes 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 Saint Helena

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

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Saint Helena?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best travel adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Helena and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Helena using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a St Helenian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a St Helenian power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the St Helenian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 your 6" Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 6" Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - St Helenian page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters