Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Lesotho

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Basotho power outlet with USB micro type B cord with a Type M USB adapter.

Basotho power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation . This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire 1st generation abroad.If you are staying in Lesotho these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation by using the 220 volt 50Hz M Type Basotho wall outlet. If you are travelling to Lesotho from a different country please ensure that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you are planning on taking a trip to a destination like Maseru or Hlotse read the Basotho Wikipedia web page [1] for further details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Basotho power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular make of Kindle Fire is recognised by the power button on the bottom and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using Fire operating system version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Lesotho

Can you use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Lesotho?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 1st generation to a Basotho power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Lesotho?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation then the best travel adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that 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 1st generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will 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 at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho 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 Lesotho using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper 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 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 Lesotho.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Basotho power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Basotho power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using the Basotho power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the Basotho power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [3], looks like 3 large round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the foot of your first generation Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately under 4 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Basotho Wikipedia web 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=200711000&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=SLZV3UCJE7XZ4Y7M - Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M 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 1st generation charging support page
  5. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters