How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Bolivia

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Bolivian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. When staying in Bolivia these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the standard Type C or A 115 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover power supplies will vary regionally so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Bolivia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bolivian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle tablet can be recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Bolivia

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in Bolivia?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Bolivia.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Bolivia?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting multiple countries 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]. Bolivians use two different standards of wall outlets (C and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bolivia 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bolivia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and 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 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 power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Bolivia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Bolivian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Bolivian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Bolivian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 - 12 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Bolivian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Bolivian power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the base of the 8.9" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 - Bolivia entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597010&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, estimated cost 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, £5-£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.