How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when going to The British Virgin Islands by using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in The British Virgin Islands (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The British Virgin Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much 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 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a British Virgin Islands 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. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger 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 your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger 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 tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about The British Virgin Islands
  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, costs 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, between $5 to $10.
  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, costs between $10 to $15.
  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.