Charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a power outlet in England

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a British power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

British power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics when you arrive. Without knowing which power supply is being used in England you could end up either bringing too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival. Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when you are travelling to England by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the Britons using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll discover that power will differ regionally therefore we recommend reading the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to England from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the British power outlet to your Kids Edition Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation Fire operating system, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

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

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation to a British power outlet.

England

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for England is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your British trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for England

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to England.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with one 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting England. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in England?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a British power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a British power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. At the base of your found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the British power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kids Edition Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kids Edition Kindle should last 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a British power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about England
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced £20-£25.
  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, around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.