Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Bolivia

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet with Type B micro USB connector with a Type A USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power charger.

Bolivian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're in Bolivia using the types C or A 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Bolivia from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on taking a trip to a Bolivian place such as Santa Cruz de la Sierra read the Wikipedia.org web page about Bolivia [1] for further details.

This guide shows how to connect the Bolivian power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bolivia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in Bolivia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Bolivian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Bolivia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Bolivia (C and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Bolivian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bolivia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bolivia.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bolivia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Bolivian power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes around less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire Second Generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information 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 A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bolivian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Bolivian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia - Wikipedia.org web page about Bolivia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201016060&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, around £10.
  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. 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, around £15.