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

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Bahamas power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Bahamas power outlet

When organizing a vacation it can be helpful to know if you can charge your common gadgets like mobile phones and cameras when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is being used in The Bahamas you could end up either over packing with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there that could be incompatible. Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in The Bahamas. These guidelines have been written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when they are travelling to The Bahamas.When visiting The Bahamas these instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Bahamians will normally use Type B wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting The Bahamas from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following guide shows how to connect the Bahamas power outlet to the Kindle Fire Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this make of the Kindle tablet by the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed 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 software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the support 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 The Bahamas

Can the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation be used in The Bahamas?

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

The Bahamas

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation then the best travel adapter for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bahamians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Bahamas using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in The Bahamas?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the base of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Fire should last roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Bahamas 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 Bahamas power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Bahamas power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the base of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle should last roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on use. 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 procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The Bahamas
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, £3-£4.
  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, costs around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.