How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Slovenia

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C power adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to 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 HD 8.9 2nd generation in Slovenia. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are staying abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Slovenia using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Slovenia from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying at a Slovenian destination like Ljubljana we suggest referring to the Slovenia country page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Slovenian power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Slovenia

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in Slovenia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Slovenian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Slovenia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovenes use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Slovenia using type B American 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Slovenia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Slovenian power outlet with USB type B cable with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Slovenian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Slovenian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Slovenian 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 inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  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 HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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 tablet battery life is 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Slovenia country page on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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, costs £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 £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, costs £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.