How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Bolivia

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type C power charger.

Bolivian power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are staying abroad.If you are travelling to Bolivia the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using their standard Type C or A Bolivian 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Bolivia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the Bolivian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bolivia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Bolivia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Bolivian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Bolivia

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bolivia?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Bolivia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets that Bolivians use (types C and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Bolivian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bolivia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Bolivia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Bolivia?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bolivian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the 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. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bolivian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bolivian power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Bolivian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last around 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Bolivia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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, £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, costing £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, £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.