How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Ukraine

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type F power charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when abroad.If you're visiting Ukraine this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Ukraine from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting a place like Kiev we also suggest referring to the Ukrainian entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Ukrainian power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This version of the Kindle Fire is recognised by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ukraine

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ukraine?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ukraine.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ukraine?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Ukraine is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets in Ukraine (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Ukraine using 3 pinned type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as 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 a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Ukraine?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using 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 into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation 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 HD 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukrainian entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201295080&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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 HD 3rd 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