How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Bosnia

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bosnian power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Bosnian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when they are visiting abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are in Bosnia by using their F or C type Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different regions. When you are visiting Bosnia from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on visiting a place like Sarajevo refer to the wikipedia entry about Bosnia [1] for further details prior to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the Bosnian power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest features for your tablet. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bosnia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bosnia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bosnia by using a power convertor.

Bosnia

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bosnia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries 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 plug sockets that Bosnians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bosnia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bosnia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bosnian power outlet

Using Type B USB cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Bosnian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Bosnian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of your Kindle located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire display will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bosnian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bosnian power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the 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. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This recessed circular plug supply can be identified by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of the 7" Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your tablet should last roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Bosnia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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, estimated price around £10.
  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, estimated price £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, 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.