How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Slovenia

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Slovenia. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are staying abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are visiting Slovenia by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Slovenia from a different region double check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Slovenian power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. For further information go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Slovenia

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Slovenia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Slovenia.

Slovenia

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Slovenia?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Slovenia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Slovenia (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Slovenia. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Slovenia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Slovenia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Slovenia?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Slovenian 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the Kindle found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle tablet lasts around 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Slovenian 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 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Slovenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Slovenian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Slovenia country page on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  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, priced around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, around £15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.