How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Ukraine

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Type C USB adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.This page has instructions showing you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting Ukraine by using their Type F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power will change depending on which region you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Europe page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to Ukraine from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Ukrainian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ukraine

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Ukraine?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ukraine by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ukraine?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel power adapter for Ukraine is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ukrainians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ukraine?

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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Ukrainian 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is approximately 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

Using USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type F Schuko USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Ukrainian 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Ukrainian power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet, can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Fire battery life should last approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukraine wikipedia 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=201009560&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd 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 2nd 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