How to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when visiting Switzerland

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Swiss power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a three pinned Type J power plug.

Swiss power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation . This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when they are travelling to Switzerland.The following simple instructions shows what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when you're visiting Switzerland using their types J or C Swiss 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Swiss typically use the Type J sockets in their wall outlets. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you travelling to therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list for a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Switzerland from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Swiss power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This make of the Kindle tablet is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon site 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 Switzerland

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

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation then the best travel adapter for Switzerland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Switzerland (types J and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Switzerland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Switzerland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Switzerland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Switzerland. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Switzerland?

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

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Swiss power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the Swiss power outlet you will need 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 Swiss power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the base of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Swiss power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation battery life should last approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the Kindle please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Swiss power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Swiss power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type J power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the Swiss power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type J USB power adapter into the Swiss power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped power outlet by three large circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 on the bottom of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Swiss power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation should last 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Swiss power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Switzerland 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, around $10 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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).