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

Using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Chilean power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pin Type L power charger.

Chilean power outlet

If packing for a trip to Chile it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your important electronics that you are bringing along. By not knowing which power supply is used in Chile you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are in Chile using the Type L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type L wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Chileans. If you are visiting Chile from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Chilean power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise 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 the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Chile

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Chile by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Chile?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Chile is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Chile (L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, 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 counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Chile using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Chile.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Chile?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Chilean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. On the top of the 6 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 6 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type L power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Chilean power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the power supply. The hexagon shaped wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [7], looks like 3 large circular holes forming a line. Note that there are two types of Type L power supply, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then 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. You will find the USB port on the top right of the 6 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chile Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201596990&linkId=WFISVHSRCRSZTJA4 - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters