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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet by using USB Type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type F USB adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. This page is a useful guide telling you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're travelling to Ukraine by using the F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Ukraine from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on staying in a city such as Kiev please read the Ukraine Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Ukrainian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ukraine

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation be used in Ukraine?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ukraine by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ukraine?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Ukraine is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets in Ukraine (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

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 via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ukraine 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ukraine?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd 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 the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in 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 HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet by using USB Type B cable and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd 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. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Ukrainian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins sit, plus metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of the Third Generation Kindle Fire found 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 display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd 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=201303400&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 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 HDX 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