How to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation when visiting Bolivia

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bolivian power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type A power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pinned Type C power adapter.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are visiting Bolivia.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when going to Bolivia by using their types C or A Bolivian 115 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the South America page for a full list of countries. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Bolivia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Bolivian power outlet to the Kindle original and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model by visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this particular make of Kindle Fire by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bolivia

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Bolivia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bolivia.

Bolivia

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bolivia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel power adapter for Bolivia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Bolivians use (C and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

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 1st generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bolivia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Bolivia using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Bolivia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bolivian power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bolivian power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Bolivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the Kindle Fire 1st generation located between the power button and the headphone output.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle original takes roughly under 4 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is around 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Bolivian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bolivian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Bolivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Bolivian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You will find the USB port at the base of your Kindle original situated between the headphone connector and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately around 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle tablet battery life should last around 7 - 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bolivia Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. 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 between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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, estimated cost under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£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).