How to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when planning a trip to Belgium

Using USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a double pin Type E USB charger.

Belgian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when you are visiting Belgium.When you are travelling to Belgium this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation by using the standard E or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E plug outlets will be typically used by most Belgians. When you are travelling to Belgium from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Brussels we also recommend reading the Belgium Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Belgian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of the Kindle is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Visit 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 Belgium

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

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

Belgium

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation the best international travel power adapter for Belgium is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belgians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Belgium or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Belgium we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belgium

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belgium and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Belgium using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Belgium. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Belgium?

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

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Belgian 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 the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. The plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the base of the situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Belgian 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 charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kids Edition Kindle Fire HD takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation lasts 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Belgian power outlet

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Belgian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Belgian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the base of the situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Belgian 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 charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kids Edition Kindle Fire HD takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation lasts 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Belgian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belgium Wikipedia web 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, costing under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).