Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Bolivia

Using Type B USB cable and a Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bolivian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

Bolivian power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Bolivia by using their standard Type C or A 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets differ from region to region so please read our WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list of countries. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Bolivia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Bolivian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bolivia

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Bolivia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Bolivian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for Bolivia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bolivians use two different standards of wall outlets (types C and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bolivia 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 Bolivia using 3 pinned 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Bolivia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bolivia?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable and a Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire HD battery life should last 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Bolivian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [7], is identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your 7" Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire HD screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes under 5 hours to fully 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 during recharging. The battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire is around 8 to 9 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bolivia Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing £2-£3.
  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 C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing £5-£10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.