Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when visiting Austria

Instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Type F USB adapter.

Austrian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Austria. These guidelines have been written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when they are travelling to Austria.When visiting Austria this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Austrians will use Type F plug outlets. Power supplies differ depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list for a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Austria from a different region please make sure 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 (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Austrian power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This make of the Kindle can be recognised 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. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but 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 support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Austria

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation then the best travel charger for Austria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Austrians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an 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 Austria

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Austria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Austria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America 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 Austria. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Austria?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with an Austrian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using an Austrian 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Austrian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect 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. At the top right of your situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life is approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Austrian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7], can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains 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 of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD should last roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on use. 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 an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Austria Wikipedia web 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, under $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 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, costs 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.