Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Croatia

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are visiting Croatia using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Croatia from another country make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to a Croatian destination such as Zagreb we also recommend referring to the wikipedia.org web page about Croatia [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the Croatian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Croatia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Croatia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Croatian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Croatia?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation 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]. Croatians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Croatian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving 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 overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Croatia we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries 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 HDX 3rd generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Croatia using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Croatia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes approximately under 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the 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. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire HDX screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - wikipedia.org web page about Croatia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 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 HDX 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