Charging the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when planning a trip to Austria

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Austrian power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Austria it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics that you'll be bringing along. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Austria you may pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when staying in Austria.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when going to Austria using the standard F or C type Austrian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be normally used by a majority of Austrians. If you are visiting Austria from another country make sure the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Austrian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation firmware update to make sure you have the latest features for your Kindle. For further information visit the manufacturers 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 Austria

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Austria by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Austria is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Austria (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just 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 quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 Austria using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Austria?

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

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using the Austrian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Austrian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then 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. On the bottom of your Kids Edition Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however 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 your Kids Edition Kindle Fire is approximately 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Austrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the bottom of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kids Edition Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation lasts approximately 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 battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Austria wikipedia 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, costs between $10 to $15.
  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.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost between $15 to $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.