Charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Croatia

Using USB micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Croatian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Croatian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page has step by step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation when you are in Croatia using the standard F or C type Croatian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Croatia from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Croatian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by the power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Visit Amazon 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 Croatia

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Croatia?

You can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Croatia.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Croatia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Croatians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Croatia.
  • 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. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Croatia?

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

Using USB micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Croatian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Croatian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your tablet found between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes approximately around 4 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life should last roughly 7 - 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Croatian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Croatian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of your tablet situated between the headphone jack and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The 1st generation Kindle Fire battery life should last 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatian country Wiki page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200711000&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C 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 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters