Charging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a power outlet in Mexico

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type A USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Mexican power outlet

When organizing to travel it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your vital electrical devices that you are bringing along. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in Mexico you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation abroad.This page contains a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when visiting Mexico using the types B or A 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Mexicans. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. You will discover power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Mexico from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Mexican power outlet to your Kids Edition Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the manufacturers website at 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 Mexico

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Mexico to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Mexicans use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply 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 faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Mexico we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Mexico.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mexico.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Mexico?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the Mexican power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Mexican power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots adjacent to each other. Type A power sockets in Mexico aren't as common however are still used by some hotels.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. At the base of your Kids Edition Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Mexican 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 Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but 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 the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. For further information on charging 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Mexican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Mexican power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Mexican power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Type B plug sockets will be the most commonly used outlets in Mexico.
  3. 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. At the foot of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol 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 tablet takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically 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 the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201642330&linkId=DIYALF77Y2U4CRVP - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters