Charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Slovenia

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Slovenian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Slovenian power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Slovenia.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you're travelling to Slovenia using the F or C type Slovenian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power changes depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When visiting Slovenia from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device 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 when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Slovenian power outlet to your Forth Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your tablet. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Slovenia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Slovenia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Slovenian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Slovenia

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Slovenia?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Slovenians use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Slovenia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Slovenia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Slovenian power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Slovenian 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Slovenian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life should last roughly 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 HD 7 4th generation from a Slovenian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Slovenian power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using 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. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Slovenian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top of your Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 7 inch Kindle is around 8 to 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Slovenia entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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, costing £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, £5-£10.
  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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.