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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Tobagonian power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Tobago it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use your essential electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when Tobago.This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are travelling to Tobago by using the standard types B or A Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Tobagonians normally use Type B sockets in their power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Tobago from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a city such as Scarborough or Queens Bay refer to the wikipedia.org page about Tobago [1] for more information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Tobagonian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle version by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Tobago

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Tobago is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Tobagonians use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure 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 around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger 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 different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tobago 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 Tobago using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Tobago?

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Tobagonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in 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. At the top of the located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at 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 Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle tablet should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Tobagonian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top right of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD 6" found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian 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 the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on use. 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 Tobagonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Tobago
  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, 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 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, priced at 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.