Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Croatia

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when they're staying in Croatia.When you are travelling to Croatia these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by using their standard F or C type Croatian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Croatia from a different region ensure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a Croatian city like Zagreb or Split please refer to the Croatian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Croatian power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Croatia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Croatia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Croatian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Croatia?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel adapter for Croatia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Croatia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Croatian trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world 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 who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Croatia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7 inch Kindle Fire is approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet

Using Type B micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using 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 plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation battery life lasts around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet

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=201295080&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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 HD 3rd 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