How to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a power outlet in The United Kingdom

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a UK power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

UK power outlet

If planning a trip it can be useful to know in advance if you can use all your common gadgets like mobiles or laptop computers when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you needing to borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Different region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in The United Kingdom. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when they're going to The United Kingdom.If you're travelling to The United Kingdom the following useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G UK plug outlet, the British will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to The United Kingdom from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the UK power outlet to the Kids Edition Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle by the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in The United Kingdom

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

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

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in The United Kingdom?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation then the best international travel charger for The United Kingdom is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Kingdom

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to The United Kingdom.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Kingdom.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in The United Kingdom?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a UK power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the UK power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. At the bottom of the Kids Edition Kindle situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. 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 recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a UK power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - The United Kingdom Wikipedia page
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters