Charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when planning a trip to Antigua

Using Type B micro USB connector and a Type A USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Antiguan power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type B USB plug.

Antiguan power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation . When you're planning a holiday to Antigua this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using their standard B or A type Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Antiguans will normally use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the South America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Antigua from a different region please check that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a destination such as St. John's read the Antiguan country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to your Forth Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation 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 rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Antigua

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

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

Antigua

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation and visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Antigua is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Antiguans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Antiguan trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Antigua we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Antigua and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Antigua using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Antigua?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB connector and a Type A USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Forth Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 6" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Antiguan power outlet with micro USB type B cord with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Antiguan power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antiguan country entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated cost around $10 USD (£2-£3 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 between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).