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

Using USB Type B connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Canadian power outlet.

Canadian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're travelling abroad.When you're planning a holiday to Canada this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation by using a standard 120 volt 60Hz Type A plug outlet, the Canadians will use a NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plug for wall outlets. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Canada from another region please 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 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Canadian power outlet to the 6 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular version of the Kindle tablet can be identified 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 rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation Fire OS operating system, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Canada

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation to a Canadian power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Canada is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used 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 with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Canada we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Canada using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Canada.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Canada?

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

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Canadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the Canadian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Plug in one 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'll find the USB port on the top of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 6 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation is approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Canadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Wikipedia entry about Canada
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters