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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Kenyan power outlet using Type B USB connector with a Type G power charger.

Kenyan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. The following simple guide shows exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when you're visiting Kenya by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Kenyans using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Kenya from another country check 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 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Kenyan power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle is recognised by the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the support website at Amazon.com 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 Kenya

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Kenya by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation the best travel adapter for Kenya to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kenya and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America going to Kenya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kenya.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Kenya?

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

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Kenyan power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Kenyan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Kenyan power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B 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 will find the USB port at the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly under 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet is 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Kenyan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya - Kenyan entry on wikipedia.org
  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&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