Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when planning a trip to Bulgaria

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet using Micro USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Bulgarian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . When you're planning a holiday to Bulgaria this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard F or C type Bulgarian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover power supplies vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Bulgaria from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Bulgarian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bulgaria

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bulgaria?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Bulgaria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bulgarians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bulgaria?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Bulgarian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in 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 HD 3rd generation. At the base of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet

Using USB Micro type B connector with a 3 pin Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the 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 the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB 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 HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bulgaria Wikipedia page
  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, costing £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, estimated cost £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, priced £10-£15.