Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Bulgaria

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bulgarian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

Bulgarian power outlet

Differing frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bulgaria. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are going abroad.If you're visiting Bulgaria these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the standard F or C type Bulgarian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Bulgaria from a different region please check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on staying at a Bulgarian city such as Sofia refer to the Bulgarian Wiki page [1] for further details on visiting the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Bulgarian power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 1st generation by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 1st generation software update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bulgaria

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bulgaria?

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

Bulgaria

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bulgaria?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel charger for Bulgaria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bulgarians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

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 1st generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bulgaria and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bulgaria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bulgaria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bulgarian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bulgarian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Bulgarian 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Kindle Fire 1st generation situated between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the first generation Kindle Fire screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The first generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 4 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The 1st generation Kindle Fire battery life should last around 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bulgarian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bulgarian 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. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Bulgarian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. On the bottom of your Kindle Fire first gen situated between the headphone socket and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation is roughly 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bulgarian Wiki 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, priced £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, £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, costing £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.