How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Bolivia

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type A power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Bolivian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Bolivia by using their Type C or A Bolivian 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Bolivia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Bolivian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bolivia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Bolivia?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bolivia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bolivia?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Bolivia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets in Bolivia (types C and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Bolivian trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Bolivia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Bolivia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Bolivian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Bolivian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last roughly 7 - 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Bolivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. The plug outlet, also called the Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is roughly 7 to 10 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia - Bolivia Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, 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, priced at £5-£10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under £10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £15-£20.