How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Ukraine

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Ukrainian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you're going abroad.This page contains simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the Kindle Fire when staying in Ukraine by using the standard Type F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sources change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Ukraine from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Ukrainian power outlet to your tablet. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the tablet, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire firmware update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Ukraine

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Ukraine?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Ukrainian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Ukraine?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Ukraine is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ukrainians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend buying a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Ukraine using 3 pinned type B US 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 much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Ukraine?

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire from a Ukrainian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Ukrainian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Ukrainian 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 from a Ukrainian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Ukrainian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Ukrainian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Ukrainian power outlet. The sunken circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle tablet please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Ukraine
  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, between $10 to $15.
  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, estimated price under $10.
  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 under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.