Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when staying in Costa Rica

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Type B power adapter.

Costa Rican power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Costa Rica. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when you're travelling to Costa Rica using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you'll find a majority of Costa Ricans will use the Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Costa Rica from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Costa Rican power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Costa Rica

Can the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation be used in Costa Rica?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Costa Rica.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Costa Rica?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Costa Rica to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Costa Ricans use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Costa Rican trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Costa Rica

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Costa Rica and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Costa Rica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Costa Rica.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Costa Rica?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Costa Rican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Costa Rican 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. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Costa Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kids Edition Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kids Edition Kindle battery life should last around 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Costa Rican 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 Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the Costa Rican 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. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Costa Rican power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Costa Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation lasts 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Costa Rican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rica - Costa Rica Wikipedia web 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=201642330&linkId=DIYALF77Y2U4CRVP - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 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 Kids Edition tablet 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