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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with a Canadian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type A USB adapter.

Canadian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This page has step by step instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when visiting Canada using their standard 120 volt 60Hz Type A power outlet, with the Canadians using a NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plug for wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Canada from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay somewhere like Toronto or Ontario please read the Canadian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Canadian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified 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 OS update to ensure you have all the latest features for your device. For more information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Canada

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

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

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation the best travel power adapter for Canada is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can support 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. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight 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 travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Canada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Canada?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Canadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Canadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Canadian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB 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. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kids Edition Kindle Fire battery life should last approximately 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from a Canadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canadian Wikipedia web page
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters