How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Ukraine

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Ukrainian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type F power plug.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ukraine. If you're visiting Ukraine the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the standard types F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Ukraine from a different region please make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Ukrainian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ukraine

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in Ukraine?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Ukrainian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ukraine?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ukrainians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Ukraine or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. 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 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 who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ukraine?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Ukrainian power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of the located next to the power button you can 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle tablet should last approximately 10 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 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 the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you can 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle should last approximately 10 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - wikipedia.org page 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=201597010&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 4th 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