How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bulgaria

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Bulgarian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.When you're planning a trip to Bulgaria the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the standard F or C type Bulgarian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Bulgaria from another country double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Sofia or Plovdiv please read the Bulgarian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Bulgarian power outlet to your Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bulgaria

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Bulgaria?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bulgaria.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bulgaria?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Bulgaria to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Bulgaria (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Bulgaria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives almost the same set of features as 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bulgaria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Bulgarian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of the Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Bulgarian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes called a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of your Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bulgarian Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).