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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Hong Kong power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

Hong Kong power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. When you are visiting Hong Kong this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G Hong Kong plug outlet, the Hong Kongese will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If travelling to Hong Kong from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to the Kids Edition Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation by the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes 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 the most up to date features for your device. Go to Amazon 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 Hong Kong

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

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

Hong Kong

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Hong Kong?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation the best travel adapter for Hong Kong to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging 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 not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Hong Kong using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong. [7]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Hong Kong?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Hong Kong power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the Hong Kong power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Hong Kong power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one 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. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong 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 tablet takes roughly under 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 7 to 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 times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Hong Kong Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).