Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Bulgaria

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet using USB Micro type B cable and a Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Bulgarian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new 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 being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . This page has step by step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bulgaria using the standard F or C type Bulgarian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Bulgaria from another country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Bulgarian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bulgaria

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bulgaria?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bulgaria?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best 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 standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to 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 overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Bulgaria using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bulgaria?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bulgarian power outlet. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 7 - 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cord and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Bulgarian power outlet you will need to buy 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 into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life should last around 7 - 10 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bulgarian country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 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, around £5.
  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, £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £10.