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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Colombian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Colombian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when going abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you are travelling to Colombia by using the standard types B or A Colombian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Colombia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can 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 converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Colombian power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes 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 OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Colombia

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Colombia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Colombia (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 handle 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 adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Colombia or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Colombia 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 North America going to Colombia 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Colombia?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Colombian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Colombian 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. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation screen will display 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, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours. For more 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 battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Colombian 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 Colombian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet with micro 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 Colombian power outlet you will need 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 Colombian power outlet. This power supply (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by two thin slots parallel to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Colombian 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 tablet takes less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours. For more 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 battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - Colombian 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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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