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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Taiwanese power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Type A power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Taiwanese power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation abroad.When you're planning a trip to Taiwan the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the standard B or A type Taiwanese 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Taiwanese normally use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Taiwan from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on visiting destinations like Taipei City or Taichung read the Taiwan page on wikipedia [1] for further details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Taiwanese power outlet to your Fire 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 the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation software update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. Go to the Amazon.com site 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 Taiwan

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation to a Taiwanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Taiwan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets that Taiwanese use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Taiwanese trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 America visiting Taiwan using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Taiwan?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Taiwanese power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the Taiwanese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB 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 at the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation should last 7 - 8 hours. For further information on charging 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 A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the Taiwanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Taiwanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation lasts 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Taiwan page on wikipedia
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters