How to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when planning a trip to Australia

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Australian power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type I power charger.

Australian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Australia. This guide was written to prevent people needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation abroad.The following step by step instructions will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Australia by using their 230 volt 50Hz I Type Australian wall outlet. Power supplies differ depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of regions. When you are visiting Australia from a different region please ensure your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Australian power outlet to your Kids Edition Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation firmware update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

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

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation to an Australian power outlet.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Australia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Australia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to 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 a generous 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 Australia. [7]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Australia?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Australian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Australian power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type I power charger.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the Australian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the Australian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three thin slots in an upside-down triangular pattern with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground. Note that the live and neutral blades are reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets therefore check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with an Australian power outlet.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 your Kids Edition Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Australian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation should last around 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Australian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Australian wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, under C$5.
  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, estimated cost around C$10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at C$15-C$20.