How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Lesotho

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type M power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially if you've never been there before. If you are planning a vacation to Lesotho this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the standard 220 volt 50Hz M Type power supply. When visiting Lesotho from another country please double check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Basotho destination such as Maseru or Hlotse we also recommend referring to the Basotho Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Basotho power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This version of the Kindle tablet is identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Lesotho

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Lesotho?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Lesotho.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Lesotho?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Lesotho is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd 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 support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting 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 Lesotho 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Lesotho?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a Type M power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Basotho power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type M power outlet [3], looks like three large holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation situated next to the HDMI socket you can 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 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the 7" Kindle battery life is around 8 to 9 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Basotho 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=201009560&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd 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 2nd 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