Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting Bulgaria

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Bulgarian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. The following step-by-step guide will show you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are in Bulgaria using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Bulgaria from another region check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bulgarian power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest features for your device. Go to the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bulgaria

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bulgaria?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Bulgarian power outlet.

Bulgaria

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best travel power adapter for Bulgaria is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Bulgaria (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

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

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

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 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Bulgaria using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bulgaria?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Bulgarian 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your Fire situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet is 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Bulgarian power outlet you will need 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 inserting it into the Bulgarian power outlet. The sunken round power outlet can be identified by the two round adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Fire located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HD battery life lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bulgarian Wikipedia web 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, £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, 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, costs £10-£15.