Charging the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when planning a trip to South Korea

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a two pin Type F USB plug.

South Korean power outlet

If planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your gadgets when you arrive. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when staying abroad.If travelling to South Korea this page has useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the types F or C 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most South Koreans will use the Type F plug outlets. If you are visiting South Korea from another country make sure the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the South Korean power outlet to your Kids Edition Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation by the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the Amazon.com 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 South Korea

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in South Korea by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation the best international travel adapter for South Korea is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. South Koreans use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) 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 around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your South Korean trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up 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 when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to South Korea we suggest buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for South Korea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. 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 option for travellers originating from America going to South Korea using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting South Korea. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in South Korea?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the South Korean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go. Type C plug sockets in South Korea aren't as common as Type F outlets.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. You can find the USB port at the foot of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation 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 roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation battery life lasts around 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 battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet by using USB Type B cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the South Korean power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below. The most common sockets found in South Korea are Type F electrical outlets.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. You can find the USB port at the foot of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation 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 roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation battery life lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Visitkorea - Korea Tourism Organization site
  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, costing under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).