How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Croatia

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Croatian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Croatian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Croatia. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when they are visiting abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when travelling to Croatia using their Type F or C Croatian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Croatia from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Croatian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle is recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Croatia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Croatia?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Croatia.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Croatia?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Croatia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Croatians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Croatia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Croatia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Croatia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB cord with a Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Croatian power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts approximately 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 7 4th generation from a Croatian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Croatian power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Croatian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the top right of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation lasts 8 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatia 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=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 4th 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