Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Ukraine

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.When you're planning a trip to Ukraine the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the F or C type Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Ukraine from another region make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Ukrainian power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest features for your tablet. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Ukraine

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Ukraine?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Ukrainian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Ukraine?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best travel power adapter for Ukraine is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ukrainians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries 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 recharge devices via USB, however for visitors 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 useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ukraine and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor 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 using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Ukraine?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the 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 the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button 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 tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is around 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Ukrainian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ukrainian power outlet. This circular plug supply can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of the Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - wikipedia.org 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=201342250&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 8.9 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