How to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a power outlet in Ukraine

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ukrainian power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ukraine. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 1st generation when Ukraine.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Ukraine by using the F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Ukraine from another country please check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Ukrainian power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire by visiting the Amazon page for the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle version by a power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 6.3.4 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ukraine

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Ukraine?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Ukrainian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ukraine?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best travel charger for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets in Ukraine (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Ukraine. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Ukraine using type B 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much 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 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 Ukraine.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Ukraine?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ukrainian power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ukrainian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your 1st gen Kindle Fire situated between the power button and the headphone connector.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly around 4 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts approximately 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type F power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Ukrainian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the bottom of the Fire found between the headphone output and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 4 hours to completely recharge however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation should last around 7 - 8 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukraine Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200711000&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters