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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Mexican power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Mexico the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using their types B or A 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B wall outlets are used by a majority of Mexicans. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Mexico from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Mexican power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model is identified 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 of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Mexico

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Mexico.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Mexico is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Mexicans use two different standards of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Mexican trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mexico 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mexico using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mexico.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Mexico?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Mexican power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go. Type A power sockets in Mexico aren't as commonplace but might still used in some hotels.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 right of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 6 inch Kindle screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 6 inch Kindle Fire lasts 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Mexican power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], is identified by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the long grounded pin. Type B plug sockets will be the most common sockets found in Mexico.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB 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 of your Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Mexican 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 Kindle tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life should last around 7 - 8 hours. For further information on charging 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 B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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