How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when planning a trip to Israel

A guide on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Israeli power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type M power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a three pin Type H USB charger

Israeli power outlet

When planning to travel to Israel it is useful to know in advance if you can use all your indispensable electronics like cell phones and cameras when you get there. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used you could end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival which might be incompatible. Varying different standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never been there before. If you're going to Israel this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using the standard M, C or H type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Israelis normally use the Type H plugs in their power outlets. If travelling to Israel from another region check the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 220 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Israeli power outlet to your 6" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this model of the Kindle 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 back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. Go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Israel

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Israel?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Israel to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Israelis use (types M, C and H) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Israeli trip. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Israel.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [11]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Israel?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Israeli power outlet

A guide on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Israeli power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Israeli power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins go. Type C plug outlets in Israel aren't as commonplace, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of your 6" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is roughly 7 to 8 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Israeli power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Israeli power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type H power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using an Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type H power outlet [7], can be identified by three thin slots pointing inward forming a triangular pattern. You'll notice that more modern type H plug supplies have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs that are compatible with over 130 other countries. The most common sockets found in Israel are Type H plug sockets.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top right of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD6 Forth Generation lasts 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A guide on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Israeli power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type M power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three large circular holes in a triangle shape. Type M electrical outlets in Israel aren't as commonplace. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD6 Forth Generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  8. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, estimated price under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).