How to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in South Africa

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a South African power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Europlug Type C power plug and charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Schuko Type F power plug

South African power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when visiting South Africa by using the standard types M, C, F or N South African 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most South Africans will normally use Type M sockets in their power outlets. If travelling to South Africa from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double 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. If you are planning on travelling to tourist destinations such as Cape Town or Johannesburg refer to the South African Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the South African power outlet to your 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 to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This particular model of the Kindle Fire is recognised by the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed 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 firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the support site 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 South Africa

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in South Africa.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for South Africa is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. There are four different standards of power outlets in South Africa (types M, C, F and N) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 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 Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to South Africa. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for South Africa

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting South Africa.
  • 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. This offers almost the same set of features 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting South Africa.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in South Africa?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South African power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a South African power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the South African power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] 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 in the South African power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 South African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation screen will display a lightning 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 however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South African power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a South African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a South African power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a South African power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 South African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation screen will display a lightning 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 however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts around 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a South African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South African power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a South African power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a South African power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro 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 will find the USB port at the base of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Forth Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the South African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to fully charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. 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 M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South African power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South African power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a South African power outlet you will need to buy a Type N USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type N USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped wall supply by 3 large circular holes forming a flattened triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector 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 base of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the South African 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 tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation battery life lasts 7 - 8 hours. For more 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 life.
How to use a Type N power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa - South African 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&linkId=DIYALF77Y2U4CRVP - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeN.htm - Type N power outlet
  12. Type N USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type N mains power outlet
  13. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters