How to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when staying in Tuvalu

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type I power charger.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Tuvalu. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when going to Tuvalu.When visiting Tuvalu these instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type I Tuvaluan wall supply. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If visiting Tuvalu from another region check that your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

The following page shows how to connect the Tuvaluan power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

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

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation to a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Tuvalu is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Tuvalu. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tuvalu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Tuvalu?

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type I power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Tuvaluan power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by three thin slots forming a triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle battery life is 7 - 8 hours. 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 the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan page on wikipedia.org
  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, priced at around £10.