Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Croatia

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Croatian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. If travelling to Croatia this page has useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which area you are visiting so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Croatia from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Croatian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware update to make sure you have the latest features for your Kindle. For further information visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Croatia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Croatia?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Croatia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Croatia?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation 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 plug sockets in Croatia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. 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 be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Croatia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Croatia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the bottom of your found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts around 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Croatian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Croatian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from 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. This recessed round plug supply (sometimes called the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last 10 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatia Wikipedia 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=201597010&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 HDX 8.9 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