Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Slovenia

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Slovenian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . If visiting Slovenia this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using their standard Type F or C Slovenian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Slovenia from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Slovenian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle tablet can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation PDF guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Slovenia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Slovenia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Slovenian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Slovenia?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets in Slovenia (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return 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.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Slovenia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Slovenia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Slovenian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Slovenian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts around 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Slovenian power outlet

Using USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 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 into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit along with 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 power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Slovenia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd 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 between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).