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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Type C power plug

Chinese power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you get there. However without knowing which plug socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when you are travelling abroad.When visiting China the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using their Type I, A or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Chinese will normally use the Type I wall outlets. When you are travelling to China from a different region check that your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure 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 power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the Chinese power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this particular model of the Kindle Fire by the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon 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 China

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

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for China is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Chinese use three different types of plug sockets (I, A and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 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 (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable 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 under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for China

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable 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 China.
  • 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting China.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in China?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Chinese 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. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Fire should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the Chinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chinese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Chinese power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Chinese power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type I power outlet [9], can be recognised by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground. Please note that the neutral and live blades are reversed compared to Argentinian plug outlets, check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible in China.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the Kids Edition Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes less than 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - Wikipedia entry about China
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201642330&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=DIYALF77Y2U4CRVP - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  10. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters