How to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation when staying in Italy

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Italian power outlet by using Micro USB Type B connector with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Type C power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using a Type L power plug

Italian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. When visiting Italy the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using their Type L, C or F 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type L plug outlets are normally used by most Italians. When you are travelling to Italy from a different region check that your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Italian power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this particular version of the Kindle tablet by the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation Fire OS operating system, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For further information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

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

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation to an Italian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Italy

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Italy to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets in Italy (types L, C and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Italy or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Italy

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Italy and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Italy.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Italy. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation in Italy?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Italian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from the Italian power outlet you'll need to use 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 plugging it into the Italian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the base of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Forth Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Italian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation lasts around 7 to 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 an Italian 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 Italian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation with an Italian power outlet by using Micro USB Type B connector with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using an Italian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the foot of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Italian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Fire battery life lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Italian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Italian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type L power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Italian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation using an Italian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped power supply by 3 circular holes in a line. You'll find there are two variations of Type L power supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp power supply has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation. On the foot of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Italian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation from an Italian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Italian 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 - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costing between $15 to $20.
  9. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, under $15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.