Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Croatia

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet with type B USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're travelling abroad.This page contains instructions telling you how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when staying in Croatia using the standard F or C type Croatian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Croatia from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Croatian power outlet to your 7" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle model is identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you are using Fire OS operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your tablet. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Croatia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Croatia?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Croatia.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Croatia?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for Croatia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Croatians use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Croatian trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 7 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Croatia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to 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 from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Croatia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet with type B USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the 7" Kindle located next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the should last 7 to 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Croatian power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a 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 wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life lasts around 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatia country entry on Wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 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 HD 7 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