How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bolivia

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bolivian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This page is a step by step guide demonstrating how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're in Bolivia by using their types C or A 115 volt 50Hz power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Bolivia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Santa Cruz de la Sierra or El Alto read the Bolivia country entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bolivian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bolivia

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

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

Bolivia

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bolivia?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Bolivia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bolivians use two different types of power outlets (C and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Bolivian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bolivia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro connector with a 3 pin Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bolivian power outlet you will need to use 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 into the Bolivian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the 7 inch Kindle battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Bolivian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of the situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bolivia country entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd 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, around $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$15-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 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, priced at under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).