Charging the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when visiting Ethiopia

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Ethiopian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type E power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a 2 pin Type F USB plug

Ethiopian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation abroad.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when staying in Ethiopia using their standard E, C, F or L type Ethiopian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power will vary from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Ethiopia from another region ensure your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Ethiopian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this model of Kindle by the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. For more information go to the Amazon support 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 Ethiopia

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation to an Ethiopian power outlet.

Ethiopia

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Ethiopia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets in Ethiopia (E, C, F and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Ethiopian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Ethiopia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia. [12]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Ethiopia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the Ethiopian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 on the bottom of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD is approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Ethiopian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the Ethiopian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 on the bottom of your Kids Edition Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kids Edition Kindle Fire is approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

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

Using Type B micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the bottom of your Kids Edition Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kids Edition Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation battery life should last 7 to 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 and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type L USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the Ethiopian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise this flattened hexagon shaped plug supply by the three large circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. There are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the bottom of your Kids Edition Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kids Edition Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation battery life should last 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ethiopia Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / under C$5).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).