Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in The Ascension Islands

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power charger.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The Ascension Islands. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when travelling to The Ascension Islands by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Ascensionians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting The Ascension Islands from another region please check your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Ascensionian Island power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. 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 an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The Ascension Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation be used in The Ascension Islands?

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

The Ascension Islands

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for The Ascension Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Ascensionian Island trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors 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 can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Ascension Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [7]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using Type B USB cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Ascensionian Island 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. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Ascensionian Island power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 6" Kindle Fire HD is approximately 7 to 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 procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ascensionian Island Wikipedia web page
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, estimated price under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).