How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Slovenia

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Slovenian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when they are travelling to Slovenia.The following step by step guide shows you how to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are travelling to Slovenia by using their Type F or C Slovenian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Slovenia from another region check your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning to visit a Slovenian place such as Ljubljana or Maribor we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Slovenia [1] for more information on the location.

The following guide shows how to connect the Slovenian power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 7.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Slovenia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Slovenia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Slovenia.

Slovenia

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Slovenia?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovenes use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack multiple travel adapters for your Slovenian trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Slovenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Slovenia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Slovenian 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (known as the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle is 7 - 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Slovenian 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation should last roughly 7 - 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Slovenia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 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, estimated cost £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, estimated cost 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.