Charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Tanzania

Using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Tanzanian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pin Type D power charger.

Tanzanian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when they're abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Tanzania these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using their standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Tanzanians. If you are visiting Tanzania from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you plan on staying in a tourist destination such as Dar es Salaam or Arusha please refer to the Tanzanian Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Tanzanian power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle tablet can be identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Tanzania

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Tanzanian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best international travel charger for Tanzania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tanzanians use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Tanzania.
  • 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Tanzania?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Tanzanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Tanzanian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top right of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 6" Kindle takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation lasts 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 and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tanzanian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tanzanian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of the tablet situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically 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 battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzanian 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters