Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Ukraine

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug power charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type F USB charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Complicated standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're in staying in Ukraine.If you are visiting Ukraine these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the F or C type Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Ukraine from another region ensure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to a Ukrainian place such as Kiev please refer to the Ukraine Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the Ukrainian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Ukraine

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in Ukraine?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Ukrainian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Ukraine?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Ukraine is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets in Ukraine (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Ukraine?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need 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 into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire HD takes under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Ukrainian power outlet. This circular power supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the 8.9" Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD display will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD battery life should last 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

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=201016060&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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 8.9 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