Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when staying in Palau

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Palauan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Palauan power outlet

Different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when they are staying in Palau.When you're planning a vacation to Palau these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation by using their types B or A Palauan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Palau from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the Palauan power outlet to the Kindle 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 for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation by the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Visit the support website at Amazon.com 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 Palau

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

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

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation the best international travel charger for Palau is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Palau (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Palau and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Palau.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Palau?

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

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Palauan power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Palauan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger 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 your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation is around 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information 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 Palauan 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 Palauan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type B USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Palauan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the Palauan power outlet you will need to buy 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 Palauan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the bottom of the situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kids Edition Kindle display will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The Kids Edition Kindle battery life should last approximately 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 charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Palauan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Palauan country entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  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 price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £20 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).