How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Latvia

Using type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Latvian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Latvia. When visiting Latvia the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Latvia from another region please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

This guide shows how to connect the Latvian power outlet to your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 6 inch and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this particular model of the Kindle Fire by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Latvia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Latvian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Latvia

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Latvia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Latvia (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters on your trip to Latvia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Latvia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Latvia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Latvia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Latvia?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Latvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Latvian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 6 inch situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Latvian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power supply, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top right of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Latvian Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under 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, estimated price under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 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).