How to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Bosnia

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bosnian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug.

Bosnian power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bosnia. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are in Bosnia using their Type F or C Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Bosnia from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Bosnian power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes you are using firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bosnia

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Bosnia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Bosnian power outlet.

Bosnia

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bosnia?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Bosnia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Bosnians use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Bosnia. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bosnia 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Bosnia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as 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 a more generous 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 Bosnia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bosnia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bosnian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bosnian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Bosnian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your Kindle Fire HD7 inch Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 5 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts 8 - 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bosnian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type F power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Bosnian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Bosnian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7" situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle tablet battery life is roughly 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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