How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Croatia

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Croatian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are going to Croatia.When visiting Croatia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources will vary depending on which country you visiting therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Croatia from a different region please make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Croatian place such as Zagreb please refer to the Croatian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Croatian power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Croatia

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Croatia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Croatia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Croatia?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best travel power adapter for Croatia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets in Croatia (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Croatia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet is roughly 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Croatian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the 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 taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of your Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX should last 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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=201342250&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 8.9 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