How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Bulgaria

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type F power charger.

Bulgarian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're staying abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting Bulgaria by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Bulgaria from a different country check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bulgarian power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bulgaria

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bulgaria?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bulgaria by using the correct power convertor.

Bulgaria

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Bulgaria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bulgarians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here 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 around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bulgaria 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bulgaria using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bulgaria?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Bulgarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into 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 on the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Fire battery life lasts around 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd 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 8.9 2nd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type F power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Bulgarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Bulgarian power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called a Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 5 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle battery life is roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Bulgaria
  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, 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, estimated price 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 around £10.