Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when staying in New Zealand

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a New Zealand power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type I power charger.

New Zealand power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If travelling to New Zealand the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the 230 volt 50Hz I Type New Zealand wall outlet, the New Zealanders will use a special AS/NZS 3112 plug for charging. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting New Zealand from another country please check the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

The following guide shows you how to connect the New Zealand 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 version by the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to Amazon 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 New Zealand

Can the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation be used in New Zealand?

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

New Zealand

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for New Zealand is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your New Zealand trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also 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 versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting New Zealand.
  • 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 New Zealand. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in New Zealand?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a New Zealand power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type I power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a New Zealand 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 the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 thin slots forming an upside-down triangular pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the base of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 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 life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Zealand Wikipedia web 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, estimated price around £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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.