How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Ukraine

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when going to Ukraine by using the F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Ukraine from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 plan to visit a Ukrainian destination like Kiev we suggest referring to the wikipedia entry about Ukraine [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the Ukrainian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 7.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation firmware update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ukraine

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Ukraine?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Ukrainian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ukraine?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Ukrainians use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the power 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 with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ukraine and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 visiting Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Ukraine?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation lasts roughly 7 - 10 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a 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. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ukrainian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of the 7" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. The tablet battery life lasts approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 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 - wikipedia entry about Ukraine
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 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 HD 7 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