Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Uruguay

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Uruguayan power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type L power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type C USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger

Uruguayan power outlet

When packing for a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you can power all your indispensable electronics that you'll be bringing along. However, by not knowing which plug socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you need it that could be incompatible. Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.If you are going to Uruguay the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the standard F, C, I or L type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type F plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Uruguayans. Most power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the South America page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Uruguay from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Uruguayan power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is 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 rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation Fire OS, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation OS update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Uruguay

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

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best international travel charger for Uruguay is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Uruguayans use four different standards of power outlets (F, C, I and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Uruguay using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Uruguay?

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

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Uruguayan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Uruguayan 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. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation should last around 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Schuko Type F power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Uruguayan 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. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Uruguayan power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the Schuko plug, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  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'll find the USB port at the top right of your 6" Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 6" Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is approximately 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 battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Uruguayan power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type L power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by the 3 large round holes in a line. There are two different types of Type L power supply, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD lasts 7 to 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Uruguay
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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 $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated cost under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).