How to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Bosnia

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bosnian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a three pin Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. These step-by-step instructions will show exactly what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you're visiting Bosnia using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Bosnia from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Bosnian power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bosnia

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Bosnia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Bosnian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Bosnia

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bosnia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bosnians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because 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 around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power adapters on your trip to Bosnia or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Bosnia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bosnia?

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Bosnian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your 1st generation Kindle Fire situated between the headphone output and the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately less than 4 hours to fully charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet should last approximately 7 to 8 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bosnian 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 1st generation from a Bosnian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Bosnian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bosnian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle original found between the power button and the headphone socket.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 4 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts roughly 7 - 8 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 1st generation please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bosnian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st 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, £10-£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 around £5.
  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 price £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.