How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting Bosnia

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bosnian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Bosnian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bosnia. If visiting Bosnia these instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the F or C type Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Bosnia from a different region make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan on visiting a Bosnian place such as Sarajevo or Mostar please read the wikipedia web page about Bosnia [1] for more indepth details.

The following page shows you how to connect the Bosnian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this particular make of Kindle tablet by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bosnia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in Bosnia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bosnia.

Bosnia

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bosnia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Bosnia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bosnians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bosnia using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bosnia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bosnian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Bosnian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes roughly under 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is around 9 to 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bosnian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bosnian power outlet

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bosnian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Bosnian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the 8.9" Kindle Fire lasts 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Bosnia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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, £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 £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, priced at £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.