How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Bolivia

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Bolivian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when Bolivia.The following simple guide will show you how to power the Kindle Fire when visiting Bolivia using their C or A type Bolivian 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Bolivia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically 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, check that the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning on visiting a Bolivian destination like Santa Cruz de la Sierra refer to the Bolivian country Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bolivian power outlet to your Fire. These recommendations assume that you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the Kindle, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Bolivia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Bolivia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Bolivian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Bolivia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Bolivia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bolivians use two different types of plug sockets (types C and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Bolivian trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bolivia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Bolivia?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire with a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Bolivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Bolivian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  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 charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Bolivian power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from a Bolivian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bolivian country Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, costs C$15-C$20.
  5. 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, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.