Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Croatia

Using Micro USB type B cord with a Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Croatian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire when going to Croatia using the Type F or C Croatian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Croatia from another region ensure your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Croatian power outlet to the Kindle. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Croatia

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Croatia?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Croatia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Croatia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Croatia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Croatians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Croatian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Croatia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Croatia?

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using the Croatian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in 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 charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 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 from a Croatian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Croatian power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from a Croatian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. This recessed round power supply (sometimes called the Schuko outlet) can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Croatian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Croatia Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  5. 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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, priced C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under C$20.