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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Belgian power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a two pinned Type E USB charger.

Belgian power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any vital electrical devices like mobile phones or laptops when you arrive. By not knowing which power supply is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're in Belgium by using the standard Type E or C Belgian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Belgians will typically use the Type E wall outlets. When you are travelling to Belgium from a different region check that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check 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.

The following page shows how to connect the Belgian power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Belgium

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

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

Belgium

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

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 Belgium 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 Belgium (types E 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 will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belgium

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary 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 both Belgium and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Belgium.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Belgium. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Belgium?

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Belgian power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Belgian 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 by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a lightning 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 the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Belgian power outlet

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Belgian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Belgian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 of the 6" Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle battery life lasts around 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 the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belgian 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, between $10 to $15.
  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, under $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost under $20.
  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.