How to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a power outlet in America

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an American power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Type B power plug.

American power outlet

If organizing a vacation to America it can often be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common gadgets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket is being used in America you may bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. The following step-by-step instructions will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when visiting America by using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will discover most Americans will normally use Type B sockets in their wall outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a full list of powering devices in different regions. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to America from a different country check that it is compatible with a 120 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the American power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation by the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

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

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in America?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in America by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in America?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for America is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Americans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your American trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for America

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 Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting America using type B 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting America.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in America?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an American power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an American power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the American 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the American power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains 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 on the bottom of the Kids Edition Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an American 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 Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an American power outlet

Using USB Micro type B connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an American power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an American 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 the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an American power outlet

See also

  1. https://www.visittheusa.co.uk/ - Visit The USA
  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, estimated price under C$20.
  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 C$10.
  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, costing under C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.