Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Croatia

Simple instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Croatian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Croatian power outlet

Differing 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 guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're staying abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Croatia using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Croatia from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This guide shows how to connect the Croatian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this particular version of Kindle Fire by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Croatia

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Croatia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Croatian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Croatia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Croatia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets in Croatia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Croatia we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 America visiting 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 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 Croatia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Croatia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Croatian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Croatian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes under 5 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your should last roughly 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Croatian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle tablet located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 5 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on the should last 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd 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 Wikipedia web 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=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd 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 2nd 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