How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Croatia

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Croatian power outlet by using micro USB Type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type F power adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When travelling to Croatia these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Croatia from another country please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd 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 over-heating during charging. If you intend on staying in a Croatian city such as Zagreb or Split we also suggest referring to the Croatia Wikipedia web page [1] for more information.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Croatian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Croatia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Croatia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Croatia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Croatia?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country 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 ensures 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 changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Croatian trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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 8.9 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Croatia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Croatia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Croatian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the 8.9" Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd 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 8.9 2nd generation from a Croatian power outlet

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Croatian power outlet by using USB Type B cable and a Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. This round plug outlet can be identified by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet located next to the HDMI output you'll 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 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your tablet lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd 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=201016060&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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 8.9 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