Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Swaziland

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Swazi power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type M USB charger.

Swazi power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're in staying in Swaziland.When staying in Swaziland the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using the 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi plug outlet. If travelling to Swaziland from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan to visit a place like Manzini or Mbabane read the wikipedia page about Swaziland [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Swazi power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page to see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation OS, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. 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 Swaziland

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

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best international travel charger for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Swaziland 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Swaziland using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Swaziland?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Swazi power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Swazi power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (called the Type M power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the top of your Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging 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 M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Swazi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - wikipedia page about Swaziland
  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/typeM.htm - Type M 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 M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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